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Wireless chipset delivers 1080p HD content

Posted: 06 May 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HD content? wireless chipset? transmitter? receiver?

Amimon Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the second generation transmitter and receiver chips (AMN 2120/2220) designed for the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard. The device is the first chipset capable of wirelessly delivering full uncompressed 1080p/60Hz high-definition content throughout the entire home. The chipset is based on video modem technology operating in the 5GHz unlicensed band.

AMN 2120/2220 also features multi-room range, beyond 30m through walls and less than 1ms latency. It also includes Hollywood approved HDCP 2.0 copy protection as well as low power consumption modes for portable devices. The chipset also pack 5GHz unlicensed band with support for Dynamic Frequency Selection.

The chipset is built on a programmable platform that can be tuned for conformance with the WHDI standard specifications. The AMN 2120/2220 chipset can be embedded into consumer electronic devices such as LCD and plasma HDTVs, multimedia projectors, A/V receivers, Blu-ray DVD players, STBs, game consoles, computers, DVRs, PCs and HD video accessories/dongles, allowing wireless streaming of uncompressed HD video and audio. The WHDI standard is designed to enable whole home, wireless uncompressed HDTV connectivity.

Amimon's second generation chipsets and reference designs are available now. AMN2120 and AMN2220 interface directly to Amimon RF transceivers AMN3110 and AMN3210 respectively. Pricing for 100K units of the WHDI transmitter chipset AMN 2120/3110 is $20 and of the WHDI receiver chipset AMN 2220/3210 is $25.

- Gregory Quirk
Digital Home DesignLine





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