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2 Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance An Overview Michael Stelts, President Copyright ©2006 CEPCA, All rights reserved.

3 July 19, 2006 International Membership 1) ACN 2) Analog Devices 3) Delta Electronics 4) Hitachi 5) Mitsubishi 6) MMC 7) Panasonic 8) Philips 9) Pioneer 10) Sanyo 11) SiConnect 12) Sony 13) ST&T 14) Toshiba 15) Xeline 16) Yamaha 17) new–major PC & CE Over $300B annual electronics sales

4 July 19, 2006 H PLC modems employing different modulation schemes can’t check each other, resulting in crippling collisions. Access AV Control What Problem is CEPCA Solving? C A AH HCC AAA f t Mutual Interference

5 July 19, 2006 AV speedAccess status (4–28MHz)OffOn In phase7050 Out of phase6020 Access speedIn-Home status (3–13MHz)OffOn In phase300 Out of phase300.8 AV PLC Access CPE* Access Repeater *CPE = Customer Premise Equipment Same phase Cross phase An Example of Today’s Problem Measured Throughput (Mbps) AV PLC

6 July 19, 2006 One Powerline–Different Applications

7 July 19, 2006 Different Applications & Different Technologies HomePlugDS2HD-PLCEasyplugRenesas Analog Devices  Hitachi  Mitsubishi  Panasonic  Pioneer  Sanyo  Sony  ST&T  YAMAHA 

8 July 19, 2006 Different Applications …and their uses will multiply

9 July 19, 2006 Mutually Assured Destruction …if nothing is done now

10 July 19, 2006 Coexistence Prevents Destruction CEPCA Mission: Harmonize dissonant technologies

11 July 19, 2006 The Best Solutions can Prosper …for access, control, AV, etc.

12 July 19, 2006 CEPCA Defines Coexistence AH HCC AAA f t Coexistence By pragmatically addressing the needs of all PLC applications, CEPCA is creating an impartial coexistence specification. f t Mutual Interference

13 July 19, 2006 CEPCA Goals 1)Develop PLC coexistence standard Oct. 6, 2005Initial specification approved Q4 – Q2 2006Spec evaluation and field trials Q3 2006Final specification 2)Promote coexistence worldwide Participate in international standards Recruit companies in every region 3)Encourage PLC deregulation in Japan

14 July 19, 2006 CEPCA Coexistence = Reliability CEPCA specification promotes coexistence Reduce Power Utility service calls Minimize CE product returns Non-partisan solution ensures wide adoption No Returns

15 July 19, 2006 Coexistence Timeline CEPCA coexistence added to chips CEPCA Final Spec. technologies

16 July 19, 2006 CEPCA Standards Participation IEEE P1901ETSI PLTPLC-J Hitachi  Mitsubishi  Panasonic  Pioneer  Sony  Yamaha 

17 July 19, 2006 Why not just wait for a standard? Standards take time A CEPCA consensus accelerates standardization Incremental solutions reduce risk while standards develop CEPCA strongly supports standards CEPCA members submitting proposals to IEEE, ETSI, PLC-J Participation encourages coexistence Rigorous review refines CEPCA proposals

18 July 19, 2006 CEPCA Improves Market Opportunity market acceptance time ideal today CEPCA CEPCA publication limit = field failures limit = bandwidth

19 July 19, 2006 Summary: CEPCA Goals are Unique CEPCA members are PLC technology users Need realistic, low-risk way to add features to products Representing access, control, and AV markets Users define what technology providers should do to sell them chips CEPCA is technology-agnostic Founders using five+ technologies Impartial forum lets technologies coexist & compete CEPCA is a global effort Global companies  Worldwide solution Strong membership includes America, Europe, and Asia

20 Consumer Electronics Powerline Communication Alliance Ensuring a healthy PLC market.


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