BluBrain Entertainment Center to Use Gigle’s MediaXtream Homeplug AV Technology
Gigle announced that Spanish company Blusens international is to use its MediaXtream Homeplug AV chip in the BluBrain Entertainment Center. The BluBrain Entertainment Center has integrated Gigle’s GGL541, a single chip solution that offers the highest performance of any wireline IC, with both a 1Gbps any wire channel and 200 Mbps over Powerline using Homeplug AV standard.
The BluBrain – media player was first presented at CES2010 as part of Blusens’ ‘Connected Home’ initiative. Blubrain is a High Definition Television (HDTV) entertainment center and feature the latest in digital home technology. The BluBrain has an internal hard drive (160GB, 250GB), Dual DVB-T Tuner and offers IP connectivity. It is compatible with popular media format such as: JPG, PNG, MP3, MP4 and MPEG. The BluBrain as an online updating firmware system and is compliant with UPnP, NFS and Samba client. For input/output BluBrain has: component video output, HDMI 1.1 and 1.2, optical and coaxial, 2 USB ports and more – see chart below.
According the Gigle and Blusens the Gigle GGL541 network integration is the culmination of a two years collaboration between both companies. The BluBrain entertainment center is the first to ship with Gigle’s GGL541 chip. The GGL541 is a fully integrated single-chip solution, with physical-layer (PHY), media access control (MAC) and Smart Mesh home/Quality-of-Service (QoS) switching capabilities. The chip is capable of meeting the active and standby power requirements for adapters of the Energy Using Products Directive (EuP).