Maxim and Celeno Offer Wireless HDMI to Manufacturers

  • Posted on: 1 February 2010
  • By: chw staff

Maxim and Celeno have combine their spcecialities to offer manufacturers a reference design for whole-home wireless HDMI solutions manufacturer of devices such as game consoles, digital video recorders (DVR), Blu-ray players, home gateway and set-top boxes will be able to use the reference design to build devices that distribute full-HD content wirelessly to remote HDTV displays.

The reference design is base on the Maxim MG3500 H.264 encoder/decoder, the MAX2828 802.11 transceiver, and the Celeno CL1300 Wi-Fi implicit beamforming MIMO System-on-Chip (SoC).  Manufacturers are offered two options: the embedded TV modules for integration into TVs and the HDMI modules for standalone aftermarket products.

Key benefits of the reference design:

  • The combination of real-time, perceived lossless, H.264 video compression with transmit beamforming Wi-Fi technology that provides whole-home wireless coverage for full-HD video,regardless of signal interference or dead zones.
  • Standard HDMI interfaces with high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP revision 2.0).
  • Wi-Fi and H.264 video decoding are technologies included in a growing number of connected TV models. Re-using the technology for wireless HDMI streaming can effectively reduce the overall bill of materials.
  • Standards-based WLAN home networking technology for a single,converged home network to share HD video content between a variety of CE, gaming, computing, networking, and A/V devices.