New WiQuest Reference Designs Deliver High-Quality Digital Video for PC Wireless Docking(TM) Applications.LAS VEGAS Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. -- WiQuest Communications, Inc., the leading fabless semiconductor company A fabless semiconductor company specializes in the design and sale of hardware devices implemented on semiconductor chips. It achieves an advantage by outsourcing the fabrication of the devices to a specialized semiconductor manufacturer called a semiconductor foundry or "fab. developing complete ultrawideband (UWB (Ultra-WideBand) A wireless technology that uses less power and provides higher speed than 802.11 Wi-Fi networks or first-generation Bluetooth products. UWB is expected to provide wireless video transmission for home theater systems, cable TV, auto safety and ) solutions, today announced the availability of the world's first Wireless Docking[TM] solution for PC applications, with its Wireless Docking Station (1) A cradle for a portable device that serves to charge the unit and connect it to other sources or destinations. For example, an iPod docking station charges the iPod and connects it to a computer, speakers or TV set. and Mini Card reference design kits. These reference designs are based on WiQuest's WQST100/101 chipset, incorporating WiDV[TM] (Wireless Digital Video) Technology and advanced 1 Gbps data rate for wireless, high-speed transmission of high-quality digital video and PC graphics. In addition to digital video, the reference designs simultaneously connect data peripherals such as printers and storage devices using wireless USB The wireless version of the universal serial bus (USB). Using ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, wireless USB is designed to provide the same 480 Mbits/sec data rate as USB 2.0 within two meters (6.6 ft.) or 110 Mbps within 10 meters (33 ft.). (1). Combined, these two reference designs enable a true wireless office, eliminating the need for all cable connections between a notebook PC and peripherals. WiQuest will be conducting demonstrations of the reference designs this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.
"We are excited by WiQuest's WiDV Technology, and think this combination of wireless video and wireless USB has compelling application in the mobile personal computer market," said Mitsuhiro Taketani, Technology Executive of PC & Network Company, TOSHIBA Corporation (company) Toshiba Corporation - A Japanese technology manufacturer with 364 subsidiaries worldwide. Toshiba makes and sells electronics for home, office, industry and health care including information and communication systems, electronic components, heavy electrical apparatus, . "With WiDV Technology, we can provide more freedom to customers working with mobile PCs."
"PC graphics is the most challenging aspect of the wireless office," said Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake, founder, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. and president of WiQuest. "Our wireless docking reference design solution, which combines high-quality video with replacement of the USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. cable, makes the wireless office a reality. Wireless Digital Video is shipping today."
"These reference design kits coupled with the WiDV Technology are enabling a new market for wireless digital video for PC applications," said Jagdish Rebello, director and principal analyst from iSuppli. "WiQuest has succeeded in enabling a killer app A software application that is exceptionally useful or exciting. Killer apps are innovative and often represent the first of a new breed, and they are extremely successful. For example, in the late 1970s, the VisiCalc spreadsheet was the killer app for the Apple II, providing reason for ultrawideband."
A WiDV-enabled notebook computer simply "coming in range" of the Wireless Docking Station achieves a secure, wireless connection with all of the attached peripherals such as an LCD monitor, printer, external storage, Ethernet network, keyboard, mouse and speakers.
The two reference designs support DVI (1) (Digital Video Interactive) An earlier compression technique that provided up to 72 minutes of full-screen video on a CD-ROM. Acquired by Intel in 1988 from RCA's Sarnoff Research labs, Princeton, NJ, DVI never caught on. video displays. The Wireless Docking Station design includes 4 USB ports, one wireless USB association port, an Ethernet port and industry-standard audio. The card is in the PCI Express[TM] Mini Card (50.95mm x 30.00mm) form factor. The hardware and software provide a complete, highly-integrated solution. In addition to the reference designs, the hardware package includes schematics, layout source files, a detailed bill-of-material, design manual and a quick-start guide. The software package includes the WiQuest Control Center (WiCC) application software, device drivers and firmware.
The Mini Card and Wireless Docking Station reference design kits are available now by contacting WiQuest at sales@WiQuest.com.
About WiDV Technology
WiQuest's WiDV Technology uses innovations that enable a high-quality and efficient video transport over the WiMedia UWB wireless link from notebook PCs to monitors, projectors and docking stations. It eliminates the need for DVI or VGA (Video Graphics Array) The display standard for the PC. All PC display adapters support VGA, and Windows machines boot up in "VGA mode" before switching to higher resolutions. cables in the office or conference room. It operates simultaneously with Wireless USB, providing a complete wireless office experience. It is an optimized architecture that achieves breakthrough video and graphics performance.
The Technology is unique in that it provides high-quality graphics and video by using efficient compression and fewer components in a completely integrated wireless video solution. WiDV Technology gives the consumer the highest quality, lowest cost, lowest latency, smallest form factor and lowest power consumption wireless video solution on the market today.
About WiQuest Communications
WiQuest Communications, Inc. is the leading, fabless semiconductor company designing and developing complete WiMedia-based ultrawideband (UWB) solutions focused on ultra high speed, short range applications. WiQuest's complete solution offering includes chipset, software and reference designs. WiQuest's technology enables a new class of applications for wireless connectivity to PC, consumer electronics and mobile systems - enabling The New Frontier of Wireless[TM].
Founded in September 2003, WiQuest's strong team comprises hundreds of years of collective industry semiconductor and system experience, resulting in dozens of successful high-volume product implementations including Wireless LAN, DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary and Ethernet solutions. To learn more about WiQuest, visit www.WiQuest.com.
WiQuest[R], WiDV[TM], Wireless Docking[TM], and The New Frontier of Wireless[TM] are registered trademarks or trademarks of WiQuest Communications, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of the respective owners.
(1) WiQuest Wireless USB based on the Certified Wireless USB specification Certified Wireless USB (W-USB for short) is the specification of a wireless extension of the USB standard which intends to further increase the availability of general USB-based solutions. It is maintained by the WiMedia Alliance, and as of 2007 the current revision (1. from the USB-IF.