UK powerline firm gets into audio market

Swindon-based SiConnect is gaining customers for its POEM powerline technology which will be integrated into audio products and also be developed into products for the Chinese market.

The powerline modem chips for these products – PLi050A and PLi050 – are now being sampled. They combine SiConnect’s digital transceiver with a powerline specific analogue front-end into a single chip. This puts the cost of integrating powerline into a consumer electronics device at under $10.

The firm will work with JPNET to create powerline-based data distribution products for the Chinese market using the PLi050 data powerline modem chip.

“JPNET’s knowledge of the Chinese market is the best there is and we are looking forward to helping them address the great opportunities that exist there for powerline connectivity in the home,” said Mark Wilkes, v-p of sales at SiConnect.

Hong Kong-based Vigoole will integrate the PLi050A audio powerline modem into its audio products, including loudspeakers.

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