Advanced Powerline Communications

Advanced Powerline Communications

  • Advanced Powerline Communications
    ART/202CP
    20150827 - 20170826
    10396

    Mr Yiu-kei Li
    A) HPAV2 Rx/Tx algorithms A1) One survey report and analysis summary of existing algorithms A2) One algorithm document with one performance simulation model B) Hardware Architecture B1) One top level architectural document B2) One micro-architecture document of all modules C) Hardware implementation of HPAV2 algorithms in ASIC IP C1) One ASIC database for MPW test chip C2) One evaluation report of HPAV2 IP on FPGA D) Software development of HPAV2 D1) One demo software on evaluation platform
    Mr Alan Cheung Dr Man Chi Chan Mr Kenneth Lo Mr Patrick Kong Mr Gordon Yu Mr James Ning Mr Paul Liu Ms Winki Yeung Mr Kwok Kwan Tong Ms Zhixia Zhu Mr Yubin Zhang Mr Jason Tsui Mr Hongzao Chen Mr Kwok Wai Hung Mr Yu Song Ms Rita Cheng Mr Walter Chow Mr Bryan Li
    E-Cloud Technology Holding Limited [Sponsor] HiSilicon Technologies Co. Ltd. [Sponsor]

    This project aims to develop IC technology to perform powerline communication based on the HomePlug AV2(HPAV2) standard. With higher demands in bandwidth and performance, this advanced powerline communication technology addresses emerging applications such as multimedia streaming or video surveillance over a powerline network. The objective is to create intellectual property(IP) blocks to augment current powerline technology and enable high performance applications. The research methodology follows the stages of algorithm development, hardware architecture definition and system implementation. Key research areas will involve algorithms for solving problems with Multiple Input Multiple Output(MIMO), spectrum notching and higher order Quadrature Amplitude Modulation(QAM). The algorithms are modeled and tested on hardware to verify performance. When completed, the technology will allow IC manufacturers and appliance makers to offer high-performance connectivity for different applications. Working together with HomePlug Green PHY technology, it allows for the formation of advanced powerline communication networks that are expected to grow as part of the smart home initiative.