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Electronics giants band against UWB

November 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Toshiba, NEC and LG have formed the WirelessHD (WiHD) special interest group, to commercialise the 60GHz spectrum for connecting consumer electronics in the home.  The move puts them on a collision course with the PC and telecoms industry who are backing rival UltraWideBand technology as the wireless network of choice for the digital home.
The new WiHD specification, which will be confirmed spring 2007, is expected to be based on contributions from key WiHD member SiBeam, and will be applied to cameras, video cameras, HDTV, PVRs, mobile phones and more.
John Marshall, chairman of WiHD, says the system is ideal for transmitting uncompressed video, avoiding any compression or decoding steps that require costly chips which can degrade video quality and increase latency.

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