New Designs Add Robust, 60GHz WirelessHD® Connectivity to MHL® or HDMI®-enabled Mobile Devices for Highly Interactive Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 30, 2013 — Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of two new 60GHz WirelessHD® GameChanger mobile reference designs for smartphone and tablet accessories. These new reference designs leverage the capabilities of Silicon Image’s UltraGig™ 6400 mobile transmitter to provide a cable-like wireless connection between portable devices and large displays. The reference designs are optimized for latest-generation mobile platforms and are ideally suited for interactive HD video applications including gaming, productivity and entertainment.
“Smartphones and tablets are rapidly becoming the device of choice where consumers spend the majority of their connected life,” said Philip Solis research director, at ABI Research. “As consumers expand the use of smartphones and tablets for interactive video applications, there is increased demand for connecting these powerful devices to larger displays for an enhanced entertainment experience. Consumers will benefit from solutions like WirelessHD, which addresses the demand for high-quality wireless video connectivity.”
The small plug-and-play reference designs convert MHL or HDMI video signals output from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to high-quality, low-latency WirelessHD video. Connections to displays and projectors are achieved via WirelessHD 1.1 receivers that are available from multiple ODMs worldwide. In addition, select latest-generation MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets provide power from the device battery to the UltraGig 6400-based GameChanger accessory, further simplifying and reducing the transmitter accessory cost.
“These new Silicon Image GameChanger™ mobile reference designs take advantage of the full capabilities of the UltraGig 6400 to allow the latest mobile devices in the market to easily connect to large HD screens with interference-free 60GHz technology," said Jim Chase, senior marketing director for wireless products at Silicon Image. “By utilizing these designs, manufacturers can quickly develop HDMI-to-WirelessHD or MHL-to-WirelessHD accessories that will allow consumers to wirelessly connect their current mobile devices to projectors and large displays.”
The Silicon Image GameChanger mobile reference designs include all hardware components, production ready firmware, detailed schematics and related documentation needed to develop a complete mobile HDMI-to-WirelessHD or MHL-to-WirelessHD accessory product. For more information about Silicon Image’s technology solutions, visit http://www.siliconimage.com/.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standard for mobile devices – MHL®, and the leading 60GHz wireless HD video standard – WirelessHD®. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.
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