Sigma Designs’ Prime Chips Set Speed Record

– Side-by-Side Test Results

Sigma Designs’ home network engineers have developed new firmware called Prime that substantially increases the speeds of the company’s chips.

The Online Reporter confirmed that by testing the products in the same home where some months ago we had tested adapters from Comtrend and Sigma as well as HomePlug adapters from D-Link.

Sigma says the new Prime firmware “provides unmatched performance” on its existing CG5300 and CG5200 series chipsets.

The chips are intended for powerline products that pay TV services, primarily the telcos, will use to provide flicker-free videos, including bandwidth intensive 4K videos, on every TV in the home and without having to send an installer into the home.

The adapters would be used to connect STB, bridges, residential gateways, TVs and even as the devices’ power source.


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The buzz word in the home networking and broadband industry is “4K” …

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