60GHz WirelessHD® Reference Design Supports Premium 4K Resolution with Cable-Quality Experience
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 7, 2014 - Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), 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.
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.
Silicon Image at the 2014 International CES - Las Vegas, Nevada
Silicon Image will be showcasing its HD connectivity solutions by invitation only in the Meeting Place #MP25975, South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2014 International CES from Tuesday, January 7, 2014 to Friday, January 10, 2014.
For more information about Silicon Image's WirelessHD products, 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 mobile, consumer electronics, 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 mobile phones, tablets, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, digital cameras, as well as desktop and notebook PCs. 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/.