1M Home Phoneline Network Physical Layer Single Chip Transceiver
The DM9801A is a physical-layer, single-chip, low-power
transceiver for 1M Home Phoneline Network applications.
On the media side, it provides an interface to a Home
Phoneline wiring system. The reconciliation layer interfaces
to the DM9801A either through an IEEE802.3u subset
Media Independent Interface (MII) or a pseudo-standard
General Purpose Serial Interface (GPSI). A management
interface is provided by MDIO/MDC when operating in MII
mode, or a Serial Peripheral Interface bus when operating in
The DM9801A uses a low-power and high-performance
CMOS process. It contains the entire physical layer
functions of 1M as defined by Home Phoneline Network
Alliance, Rev. 1.1, including the Physical Coding Sublayer,
(RLL25) Encoder/Decoder (ENC/DEC), 4-wire HN Driver
circuit and receiver analog front end (AFE).
Patent-Pending Circuitry Includes:
Enhanced 4-wire Home Network transceiver circuit.
Compatible with HomePNA 1M PHY specification version
1.1 and HomePNA certification document version 1.0
GPSI - MII
GPSI - MII
May 30, 2001