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Atheros, TI technologies deliver video via Wi-Fi

Posted: 06 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Wi-Fi? WLAN? wireless connectivity? quality video?

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) has selected Atheros Communications Inc.'s single-chip AR6001GL and AR6001XL Radio-on-Chip for Mobile (ROCm) WLAN designs to support wireless connectivity with its new TMS320DM355 processor based on DaVinci technology.

The resulting combination is a low-cost, low-power, high-performance platform that delivers quality video wirelessly for portable media players, IP security cameras and other portable digital video products.

Atheros' 802.11g and 802.11a/g solutions provide fast roaming capabilities that allow a device to stay connected to the best available WLAN with high performance throughput and reliability. The ROCm solutions provide a set of features that support voice and video through polled QoS extensions (802.11e and WMM). The solutions offer uninterrupted transmission of latency-sensitive applications such as music downloads and video delivery. The compact AR6001 also enables design flexibility to meet growing consumer demand for sleek, lightweight mobile devices.

The DaVinci processor with ARM host control and complete development tool kit helps manufacturers to quickly and easily develop low-cost portable, digital devices with HD video capability. Additionally, the DM355 device consists of an integrated video processing subsystem, an MPEG-4-JPEG co-processor, an ARM926EJ-S core and peripherals.

"Wi-Fi connectivity in portable video devices is fast becoming the standard with our DaVinci technology developers who want to enable media downloads and high-quality video streams wirelessly," said John Dixon, DaVinci Technology marketing manager for TI. "Atheros' ROCm solutions offered through module partners deliver the right mix of price, performance and power to complement the features of the DM355 processor. The resulting platform is an easy-to-use, turnkey solution which allows our customers to quickly bring to market the industry's most advanced wireless-enabled video products."

"Atheros ROCm solutions are ideal for DaVinci customers who want to easily enable high-performance Wi-Fi without incremental investment in development and time," said Sam Endy, VP and general manager, mobile wireless for Atheros.

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