A 2023 MarketsandMarkets report predicts that the industrial communications market will grow to US$26.8B by 2027 as companies increasingly turn to technology to deliver significant business improvements.
MWave Consulting designs products that address the expanding demand for machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity that requires resilience and real-time synchronization – applications for smart buildings, autonomous robots, and factory automation processes such as smart lighting control, smart elevators, smart traffic lights, charging stations, airport navigation systems and fire alarms.
MWave will use MaxLinear G.hn technology in its industrial IoT (IIoT) devices. MaxLinear says the G.hn technology can be applied to industrial IoT networks where devices connect through Ethernet PHY, MII, SGMII or RGMII interfaces.
G.hn is a specification for home networking with data rates up to 2 Gbit/s and operation over four types of legacy wires: telephone wiring, coaxial cables, power lines and plastic optical fibre. A single G.hn semiconductor device is able to network over any of the supported home wire types. Some benefits of a multi-wire standard are lower equipment development costs and lower deployment costs for service providers
“With G.hn's capability to handle real-time two-way traffic and high bandwidth, this technology is naturally well-suited as a backhaul for a complete range of smart buildings and automated factory devices,” said Richard Welland, director of international sales & marketing at MWave.
“Partnering with MaxLinear provides a modular G.hn solution that we can easily embed into our products that provide superior IIoT solutions, allowing the transport of multi-gigabit-per-second IP data reliably over any existing wire.”Richard Welland
Will Torgerson, vice president of the Broadband Group at MaxLinear, says high-speed G.hn networking solutions enable shorter design cycles and significant design flexibility.