|[December 10, 2012]
Silicon Image Introduces the Industry's First Single-Chip, Ultra-Low Power, 60GHz WirelessHD® Mobile Transmitter for Smartphones and Tablets
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity
solutions, today announced the UltraGig™ 6400, a complete WirelessHD
transmitter for mobile devices that integrates a 60GHz RF transceiver,
baseband processor, and embedded antenna array into a single IC package.
Specifically designed for smartphones and tablets, this ultra-low power
transmitter enables robust high-definition wireless video connectivity
between portable devices and large displays, delivering a cable-quality
connection without wires. The UltraGig 6400 mobile 60GHz WirelessHD
transmitter is currently sampling to mobile device manufacturers.
"By 2015, smartphones and tablets are estimated to represent a $3
billion+ market for wireless connectivity ICs," said Peter Cooney
practice director, semiconductors, at ABI Research (News - Alert). "Driven by the use
of mobile products for gaming and other interactive video applications,
there is increased consumer demand for connecting these powerful devices
to large displays and televisions. Consumers will expect wireless
connections to provide the same experience as a wired solution. The
UltraGig 6400 is well positioned to meet this emerging market need."
The UltraGig 6400 combines the intelligent beam-forming technology of a
60GHz RF transceiver with an embedded antenna array to enable a secure,
high-bandwidth video link to WirelessHD-compliant receivers and
displays, thereby eliminating all interference with Wi-Fi-based
The integrated high-performance baseband network processor ensures that
high-quality HD video can be transmitted with near-zero latency and
without consuming host processor resources. This approach is ideally
suited for mobile gaming and interactive video applications.
The device is designed for low power operation, with all components in
an easy-to-integrate, ultra-small form factor 10mm x 7mm package. This
simplifies system integration and eliminates the need for discrete
Key features of the UltraGig 6400 include:
WirelessHD 1.1 compliant RF transceiver and baseband processor
Integrated in-package 60GHz antenna array
Ultra-low end-to-end system latency of less than 5ms
500mW typical power consumption
Support for video resolutions up to 1080p full HD with multi-channel
Standard video and control interfaces to popular mobile application
Fully compatible with Silicon Image (News - Alert) Gen3 and all WirelessHD 1.1
Integrated MHL 2.0 compliant transmitter for optional wired HD video
"By offering superior performance in an ultra-small form factor package,
the UltraGig 6400 establishes a new benchmark for mobile HD video
wireless connectivity," said Jim Chase, director of marketing of the
wireless division at Silicon Image, Inc. "Mobile devices powered by the
UltraGig 6400 will be able to take advantage of a cable-like wireless
video connection to other devices in the growing WirelessHD ecosystem."
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/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited
to, statements regarding the functionality, features and benefits of the
Silicon Image UltraGig 6400 transmitter and WirelessHD technology. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including
the risk that these technologies and products will not perform as
anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits
described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties
described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC (News - Alert)), which could cause the actual
results to differ materially from those anticipated by these
forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statement.
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trademarks or service marks of Silicon Image, Inc. in the United States
and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered
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