MIMO-enabled home networking reference design handles HDTV - Embedded.com

MIMO-enabled home networking reference design handles HDTV

STMicroelectronics has teamed up with Universal Electronics and Airgo Networks on a reference design for in-home wireless networking at faster-than-wired speeds.

Featuring STMicroelectronics STi710X technology platform, UEI's SimpleWare software, and Airgo Networks' True MIMO Media technology, the new SimpleWare Home reference design platform targets set-top box (STB) and DVD applications.

The SimpleWare Home reference design provides CE manufacturers with an all-in-one solution that appeals to the widest range of consumers.

It consolidates the number of components needed in the home entertainment center to enjoy music, pictures, and movies in addition to consumer's personal CD, DVD, digital home movie and digital camera photo collections, all without a PC.

The solution uses Airgo Networks' True MIMO Media technology to enable streaming of even the richest HDTV content wirelessly to any compatible device anywhere in the home network.

Airgo's True MIMO chipset provides faster-than-wired speeds at range and the reliability necessary to enable content, such as media-rich Internet, large files, video, IPTV, music, photos and games, to be distributed across a wireless network. Offering faster connection speeds than 10/100 Ethernet, it eliminates the need for wired connections between devices in the home, such as routers, laptops, PCs, set-top boxes, consoles and TVs.

The STi710X family of devices is produced in ST's state-of-the-art CMOS process technology, offers the world's first single-chip H.264/AVC and VC-1 decoders and is recognized to be the industry leading fully integrated advanced A/V decode platform.

“The SimpleWare Home reference design based on the STi710X technology highlights the capabilities of our software solution,” said Paul Arling, CEO of Universal Electronics.

More information is available at www.st.com, www.uei.com, and www.airgonetworks.com

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