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Product category: Communications ICs (Wired)
News Release from: Design of Systems on Silicon | Subject: Aitana
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 07 January 2008

Chip supports network self-help feature

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Aitana is the only powerline SoC to support the Microsoft Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol on-chip.

DS2 has added native support for the Microsoft Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol in Aitana, the latest member of its UPA-compliant 200Mbit/s powerline communications product family LLTD is one of the new key networking protocols used by Windows Vista and together with the Network Map, these technologies make it easier for consumers to understand how their home networking devices are connected and help them troubleshoot connectivity problems easily

Using LLTD, Windows Vista automatically detects networking devices and displays them in Windows Vista Network Map, allowing one-click access to the device's Web User Interface.