M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components, announced that the company has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®), a non-profit mutual benefit corporation to develop and promote specifications for the transport of digital entertainment and information content over in-home coaxial cable.

"M/A-COM's membership in MoCA will augment our position as the leading 'one-stop-shop' that enables our customers to meet the radio frequency challenges in the growing 75 ohm coaxial cable technology industry," said Harry Quinlan, global manager of broadband products, M/A-COM. "Whether the industry requirement is for low loss transformers, high performance low cost filters, attenuators or low noise amplifiers, we enable our customers to stay on the cutting edge of coaxial cable technology development."

The goal of the MoCA is to create specifications and certify products that will tap into the vast amounts of unused bandwidth available on the in-home coax without the need for new connections, wiring, point of entry devices or truck rolls. It is anticipated that the first MoCA enabled products will be released within the next year.