Technology - Broadband Power Line 2 - Standards and HomePlug PLC

Synopsis

This report discusses the standards-setting activities of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and powerline communication industry associations. We provide detailed technical overviews of the widely HomePlug 1.0 in-home PLC system and its successor, HomePlug AV (Audio Visual) – on which the access technology HomePlug BPL will be based.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction
    • 2.1 Terminology and service types
  • 3. Technical standards
    • 3.1 Difficulty in developing a global standard
    • 3.2 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
      • 3.2.1 P1675
      • 3.2.2 P1775
      • 3.2.3 P1901 - Interoperable PHY and MAC standard
    • 3.3 ETSI
    • 3.4 CENELEC SC 205A
    • 3.5 Powerline industry associations
      • 3.5.1 The Universal Powerline Association (UPA)
      • 3.5.2 Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance (CEPCA)
      • 3.5.3 PLC-J
    • 3.6 Ist-Powernet
  • 4. HomePlug
    • 4.1 HomePlug 1.0
      • 4.1.1 Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
      • 4.1.2 Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA)
      • 4.1.3 56 bit Data Encryption Standard (DES)
      • 4.1.4 Interoperability
      • 4.1.5 Reach – within and beyond each home
      • 4.1.6 Performance of HomePlug 1.0
    • 4.2 HomePlug AV
      • 4.2.1 Quality of Service (QoS)
      • 4.2.2 Modulation and coding
      • 4.2.3 Time Division Multiplexing and CSMA/CA
      • 4.2.4 Short packets
      • 4.2.5 Central Coordinator
      • 4.2.6 Conflicting networks
      • 4.2.7 Station to station delivery
      • 4.2.8 Hidden stations and proxy beacons
      • 4.2.9 Precise synchronisation
      • 4.2.10 Applications
    • 4.3 HomePlug Access BPL
    • 4.4 HomePlug Command and Control
  • 5. Related reports

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Last updated 9 May 2007
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Analyst: Robin Whittle

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