ViXS(TM) Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) Chip Set Achieves Certification


Certification enables volume production of ViXS' XConnex™ MoCA chips in Cable Gateway Deployments



TORONTO – ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that it has successfully completed and passed MoCA Certification on its MoCA chip set. The MoCA chip set consisting of the XConnex 1000 and XConnex 1030 passed the MoCA Certification Test Plan (CTP) at MoCA's authorized independent test facility of National Technical Systems (NTS) in Culver City California.



"We are excited to have ViXS join a growing list of semiconductor system solution providers endorsing MoCA as the leading home networking technology by developing this new product line," said Charles Cerino, MoCA President. "ViXS is a great example of a company able to provide standalone and integrated solution using MoCA technology to better serve multiple domestic and international markets."



"We are delighted to have certified our XConnex MoCA chip solution, and we look forward to ramping commercial shipments with our customers," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS Systems Inc. "ViXS continues to expand its already robust connectivity solutions and to solidify its leadership position in multimedia networking, enabling consumer electronics manufacturers, pay television providers and broadcasters worldwide to deploy high-performance media services for consumers."



The ViXS XConnex 2-chip MoCA solution consists of a Radio Frequency (RF) transceiver, and a System on Chip (SoC) integrating the Media Access Controller (MAC) and the Physical Layer (PHY). It supports both MoCA 1.0/1.1 and MoCA 2.0. In addition, ViXS has integrated its MoCA technology with its XCode® media processing family, the first product being the XCode® 5195 transcoder gateway SoC with 6 simultaneous high definition (HD) streams.



About MoCA®



MoCA is the worldwide technology standard for home entertainment networking. It is the only such technology standard in use by all three pay TV segments-cable, satellite and IPTV/telco. MoCA technology is also used as an in-home backbone to extend Wi-Fi® connectivity.



The Alliance has certified 127 certified products and has 53 members worldwide representing the home entertainment networking value chain including service providers, OEMs, middleware developers, consumer electronics companies and chip vendors.



Visit www.mocalliance.org and www.moca4installers.org for more information.



About ViXS Systems Inc.



ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video service provider industries. With 422 patents issued and pending worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder SoC deployments with nearly 30 million SoC shipments to date, and still growing.



ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad, inside and outside of the home.



ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions. Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software development kit named Xtensiv.



ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.



SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc. 



CONTACT: David Jones, Tel: (416) 646-2000,

E-mail: djones@vixs.com  

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