The home network is becoming a “Grand Central Station” for faster video, voice, and data traffic. Demand for a higher data rate is expected to increase as video changes from standard definition to high definition, meaning that home-networking systems must evolve along with emerging video standards. Currently, various interface standards for both wired and wireless networking are used to implement multimedia home networking, but none of these
current standards guarantees quality-of-service (QoS) for live multimedia transmission within the home. This paper describes how the implementation of several techniques already deployed in the professional broadcast industry in a consumer-type, low-cost FPGA can help designers meet the challenge of home-networking systems.