Wireless 4K video just got a boost from Silicon Image. The company, who manufacturers everything from semiconductors to camera processors may not be known to home theater enthusiasts, but that may soon change with their 60GHz WirelessHD chipset.
From Business Week
Silicon Image, a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced a wireless video connectivity solution capable of supporting 4K Ultra HD resolution. Based on Silicon Image’s 60GHz WirelessHD® technology, this reference design includes both transmitter and receiver devices capable of sending full, bit accurate video at data rates up to 8Gbps.
“Our 4K Ultra HD WirelessHD reference design will allow consumers, gamers, and home theater enthusiasts to upgrade to 4K technology without sacrificing ease of connectivity or design elegance”
With 4K displays expected to become more prevalent in the mainstream consumer market, this solution will provide cable-quality wireless connectivity between 4K displays and sources. This solution leverages Silicon Image’s production-proven, third-generation 60GHz WirelessHD chipset, offering a robust wireless connection free from Wi-Fi interference, and with near-zero latency that is ideally suited for home theater and interactive gaming applications.
“Our 4K Ultra HD WirelessHD reference design will allow consumers, gamers, and home theater enthusiasts to upgrade to 4K technology without sacrificing ease of connectivity or design elegance,” said Jim Chase, senior marketing director for wireless products at Silicon Image. “WirelessHD is the ideal solution to allow consumers to enjoy 4K Ultra HD content in their homes without adding complex cabling or compromising quality or performance.”
The reference design includes complete design schematics, documentation, and software available. Standardized 60GHz modules are used, which reduces development cost and time-to-market. OEMs can bring 4K Ultra HD wireless adapter products to market quickly and with minimum design effort by utilizing this new adapter reference design.
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