For the expansion of in-home PLC networks, it is necessary to have a detailed knowledge of the PLC transmission channel properties. This contribution shortly discusses theoretical characteristics of the RC4 reference channel. A main part is focused on the network throughput and on the interphase PLC signal liaising presented in the RC4 reference channel for higher frequencies than 10 MHz. For evaluation of considered transmission parameters, experimental measurements related to various noise sources and to interactions between different phase conductors are realized in the real in-home PLC network.
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