MegaChips to Demonstrate IP Video over Coax (VoC) Products at ISC West 2015

VoC products ease migration from analog to IP cameras using existing coaxial cable for the security and surveillance markets

San Jose, Calif., – April 13, 2015 – MegaChips Corporation today announced it will demonstrate IP Video VoC products at ISC West 2015, the largest security trade show in the U.S, in Las Vegas, April 15-17, at booth #4135. MegaChip’s VoC products help device and camera makers in the security and surveillance industry simplify the transition to IP cameras from older generation analog cameras by enabling the reuse of existing coax cabling for the transmission of multiple HD streams. Available today, these products allow up to 20 IP cameras to be installed on a single cable with transmission distances of up to 2Km.

“The transition from analog to digital video is occurring worldwide, but removing the old coax cable and replacing it with Ethernet cable with its 100m distance limitation has been problematic,” said Koichi Akeyama, President of MegaChips Technology America Corporation. “Our VoC products address this challenge by reusing the existing coax cables so no new cables need to be run, greatly simplifying the installation while reducing the cost and time associated with the transition for our customers.”

In addition to VoC, MegaChips customers have used its technology to develop several families of products, which will also be demonstrated at ISC West:

  • Power over Coax (PoC) provides power over the coax cable for all cameras as well as other devices
  • Both PoC and Power over Ethernet (PoE) together to power PoE cameras directly
  • Support for one analog camera and several IP cameras over the same coax cable

MegaChips VoC Products Highlights

  • The high bandwidth of the VoC technology enables multiple HD streams to be transmitted over the cable and offers support for 20 IP cameras depending on resolution and distance
  • Installation is simple and cameras can easily be dynamically added or removed without affecting the rest of the system
  • There is no need to provide additional power to the cameras so no external power supply is required for up to 40 Watts of power at 500M
  • Evaluation boards, reference design, software development kits (SDK) and hardware development kits (HDK) are available to speed up the development of VoC/PoC (Power over Coax)
  • Applications in security and surveillance and bus/train entertainment/information systems

About MegaChips
MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as an innovative fabless company dedicated to ASICs and system LSIs with the goal of integrating LSIs and systems knowledge and solutions. Its focus is on the development of cutting-edge system LSIs and systems products incorporating original algorithms and architecture in the areas of imaging, audio, and telecommunications, and using the advances it achieves to offer outstanding products and solutions that meet the needs of its clients. For additional information, please visit:

About MegaChips Technology America Corporation (“MegaChips America”)

MegaChips America is a wholly owned subsidiary of MegaChips Corporation headquartered in Osaka, Japan. MegaChips and MegaChips America are fabless LSI companies, focused on the development of system LSIs and system products that incorporate original algorithms and architecture. Customers use MegaChips solutions for their office automation, networking and storage needs in a wide range of areas, including imaging, audio, home networking, security and communications environments. MegaChips America is headquartered in San Jose, California, with design centers at Osaka, Tokyo and Chiba in Japan and Bangalore in India of MegaChips Corporation. For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit

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K-micro to Sample IEEE 1901 Compliant, Single Chip HD-PLC for 240Mbps High-Speed Power Line Communications

Lowest power, small form factor chip gives customers the benefits of high performance and easy integration into a variety of network and consumer devices 

San Jose , CA. – February 21, 2012 –K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc.), a leader in advanced ASICs and a member of the HD-PLC Alliance, announced that it will be sampling the lowest power single chip HD-PLC next month. Fully compliant with the IEEE 1901 standard, the chip (dubbed the “KHN13200 Chip”) will give customers high performance in a very small form factor, enabling easy integration into communications adapters and a variety of other network devices such as multimedia equipment and cameras.

“The low power of K-micro’s new chip enables the development of eco-friendly devices, and the small size allows HD-PLC to be readily integrated into a variety of consumer products,” said Kyoichi Kissei, executive VP of K-micro. “With a 240Mbit PHY rate, the KHN13200 Chip is the highest performance IEEE 1901 compliant device available.”

“We are pleased that K-micro is delivering the world’s first single chip HD-PLC that is fully IEEE 1901 compliant,” said Michimasa Aramaki, president and chairman of the HD-PLC Alliance. “We applaud the company’s rapid development of new and innovative HD-PLC products for network and consumer devices.”

About K-micro’s KHN13200

With its ISP support, the KHN13200 Chip provides a future-proof solution for tomorrow’s systems that support the coexistence scheme. Coexistence has been integrated into the IEEE 1901 specification and the ITU-T specification to ensure that when these products are available, the KHN13200-based adapters will continue to operate properly on the same power lines.

“KHN13200” features include:

  1. Lowest power consumption in IEEE 1901 compliant devices:
    • Operation mode: 0.4W (KHN13200 Chip only), 1.1W (module), 1.6W (entire adapter)
    • Standby mode: 0.07W (KHN13200 Chip), 0.4W (module), 0.5W (entire adapter)
  2. Highest data rate in IEEE1901 compliant devices — 240Mbps PHY rate
  3. Integrated PLC Coexistence requirements; ISP for IEEE 1901 and G.9972 for ITU-T Compatibility with existing HD-PLC LSI products.


Samples of the KHN13200 Chip will be available in March 2012 along with a reference design and SDK (Software developers Kit). Volume production is slated to begin in May. Offered in a 144-pin TQFP package with exposed pad, the price is $25 in 1000 unit quantities.

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The HD-PLC Alliance was established on September 25, 2007, to promote the world-wide adoption of HD-PLC high-speed power line communication technology, and the interoperability of devices that use that technology. The HD-PLC Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 20 members including industry-leading organizations. The Alliance dedicates its efforts to leading the international standardization such as IEEE, and certification logo program. For more information, visit

About K-micro (Kawasaki Microelectronics America, Inc.)
K-micro’s innovative ASIC technologies and world-class design support are used in the consumer electronics, computer, office-automation, networking and storage markets. The company is an active participant in industry standards organizations, including InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) Technical Committee T10 for SCSI Storage Interfaces, PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG), USB Implementers Forum, Universal Plug and Play Forum (UPnP), Serial ATA International Organization SATA-IO, Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA), IEEE P1901, IEEE P2030, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), HomeGrid Forum, Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), High Definition Power Line Communications (HD-PLC), and OCP International Partnership (OCP-IP). K-micro has design centers in San Jose, Taipei, and Tokyo. For more information, contact the company at 408-570-0555, or visit


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