LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 6, 2008— SiBEAM, Inc. a leading innovator of millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions and developer of high-speed wireless communications platforms, today announced that its WirelessHD-based transmitter and receiver chipsets, built in affordable CMOS, and its WirelessHD Development Kit will be made available to select customers in the first quarter of 2008. Delegates of the 2008 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas will witness the world's first WirelessHD solutions with OmniLink60 technology from SiBEAM. These chipsets are recipients of the CES 2008 Best of Innovations Award in the Enabling Technology category.
"As a founding member of WirelessHD and leading contributor to the
development of the WirelessHD specification, SiBEAM is leading the
charge to enable high-quality uncompressed wireless A/V delivery. This
is our latest milestone in transforming the wireless landscape by
enabling very high-speed wireless applications at higher frequencies,"
said John LeMoncheck, SiBEAM CEO. "We are excited to demonstrate the
first WirelessHD systems and offer consumer electronics manufacturers
a low-cost, high-quality solution to bring WirelessHD to life. SiBEAM
is proud to showcase the culmination of our efforts at the world's
largest consumer electronics show."
World's First WirelessHD Chipset Solutions
The world's first WirelessHD Chipset Solutions, the SB9120 Network
Processor and the SB9110 RF Transceiver chipset act as the transmitter
for devices such as DVD players, set-top-boxes and media center PCs.
The SB9121 Networks Processor and the SB9111 Transceiver chipset act
as the receiver or devices such as digital televisions and front
projectors. These chipsets are the first to deliver true, lossless
uncompressed A/V at 1080p, the preferred choice of consumer
electronics manufacturers. The 60 GHz band offers the spectral
availability for true uncompressed HD video, audio and data
transmission, scalable to future HD A/V formats.
SiBEAM's transmitter and receiver chipsets employ SiBEAM's
Omnilink60 advanced adaptive beam-forming systems that dynamically
steer content to the specific receiving station, maintaining stable
connectivity regardless of any obstacles that may obstruct its path,
without compromising quality. Additionally, Omnilink60's high speed
micro array antennas enable efficient use of power for better
reception and longer distance at a higher bandwidth.
Further, each embedded processor handles the WirelessHD protocol
that is capable of joining, leaving and creating an intelligent
Wireless Video Area Network (WVAN) which can consist of a variety of
WirelessHD-enabled devices, including a high-definition television,
high-definition disc player, digital video recorder, digital video
camera, digital A/V player and more. With OmniLink60 technology, each
SiBEAM-enabled device will not only maintain awareness of other
devices in the network, but also that device's capabilities, such as
whether it is a digital video camera, game console or set-top box.
"There is a growing need to solve consumers' craving for a 'no new
wires' connectivity solution for their home A/V content sources and
new flat panel high definition TV displays. Consumers are eager to
adopt newer wireless technologies that will improve their lifestyles
through the ability to interact with A/V content like never before,"
said Ross Young, President and Founder of research firm DisplaySearch.
"SiBEAM's WirelessHD with Omnilink60 technology will enable consumer
electronics manufacturers to address this need with a low-cost
solution that will deliver the uncompressed, high-quality content
consumer are looking for."
With the availability of the SK9110TXRX WirelessHD Development
Kit, SiBEAM technology can be easily and affordably integrated by
consumer electronics manufacturers, PC manufacturers and network
infrastructure providers into their next generation wireless
communications product lines, providing consumers with a simple,
secure way to connect, play and transmit their high definition (HD)
content. The SK9110TXRX WirelessHD Development Kit includes the
WirelessHD reference design with transmit and receive capability, as
well as full documentation including the user guide, schematics, bill
of materials, gerber files, host side reference firmware and
application notes to implement the design. These tools, combined with
the devices' industry standard interface, allow manufacturers to
seamlessly integrate SiBEAM's WirelessHD solutions into their existing
HD platforms. For more information about SiBEAM's WirelessHD-based
chipset solutions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About SiBEAM, Inc.
Founded in 2004, SiBEAM is a fabless semiconductor company
developing intelligent millimeter wave technologies and leveraging the
latest manufacturing methods to meet the demand for high-bandwidth
services. SiBEAM is the first to build 60 GHz chipsets using CMOS
technology. SiBEAM is a founding member of the WirelessHD(TM) special
interest group and intends to support delivery of the first wireless
high definition digital interface for A/V networks, the first of many
applications for SiBEAM's innovative technology. For more information
please visit: www.sibeam.com.
The 7 GHz of continuous bandwidth around the 60 GHz spectrum
provides the spectral availability to achieve multi-gigabit per second
data rates in a very cost effective, compact manner. However, due to
the physical characteristics of the 60 GHz frequency, additional
technology is required to ensure smooth operation for most
applications. SiBEAM developed its Omnilink60 technology which
optimizes for non-line of sight, low-cost and small form factor:
- Non-line of sight: SiBEAM's Omnilink60 systems find the best
direction to focus the energy. If there is no good direct line from
the transmitter to the receiver, OmniLink60 will automatically find
the best bounce off walls, ceilings, floors, or any other object in
the room, to allow non-line-of-sight communication.
- Low-Cost: SiBEAM is the first to develop working 60 GHz chipsets
in CMOS. SiBEAM invented techniques to design 60 GHz circuits in
standard CMOS processes conventionally used for other types of chips
such as microprocessors and consumer electronics components. This
technique allows mass market production of high-performance, low-cost
- Small Form Factor: SiBEAM has developed state-of-the-art methods
to integrate many antennas into a very small area using standard
cost-effective packaging processes. SiBEAM's integrated multi-element
micro array antenna technology resolves challenges with bulky
packaging previously required by most 60 GHz systems.
Formed in 2006, Intel Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., Matsushita
Electric Industrial Co., Ltd (Panasonic), NEC Corporation, SAMSUNG
ELECTRONICS CO., LTD, SiBEAM, Sony Corporation and Toshiba
Corporation, have joined together to create the next generation
wireless interface specification for HD media streaming and
transmission. WirelessHD will facilitate technical advancement by
creating a specification focused on fixed and portable devices.
WirelessHD is the first consumer electronics and technology
industry-supported, high definition digital wireless interface for
simplified media streaming and HD content portability. For more
information on WirelessHD, please visit www.wirelesshd.org.