WiQuest Transforms Wireless Digital Video With New WQST100/101 Chipset & Breakthrough WiDV(TM) Technology.New Technology Delivering Wireless Digital Video is Available Today
ALLEN, Texas Allen is a city in Collin County and a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas (USA). As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 43,554. As of April 2007, the city's population is estimated at 77,465. -- 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 introduced its new WQST100/101 chipset incorporating WiDV[TM] (Wireless Digital Video), the company's innovative new technology that is the first to deliver wireless transmission of high quality digital video for PC and HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates applications. WiQuest's WiDV Technology is available now and the WQST100/101 chipset is currently shipping to customers.
WiDV Technology was developed specifically to address the unique requirements of efficient video transmission using ultrawideband wireless connections. WiDV coexists in combination with other protocols, such as Certified 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.). from the USB Implementers Forum The USB Implementers Forum, USB-IF, is a non-profit organisation to promote and support the Universal Serial Bus. Its main activities are the promotion and marketing of USB, Wireless USB, USB On-The-Go, and the maintenance of the specifications, as well as a compliance program. . The technology leverages WiQuest's breakthrough, 1 Gbps extended data rate to enable a true, high-resolution wireless digital video experience for the consumer.
WiDV builds upon the WiMedia Common Radio Platform exactly like other protocols such as Wireless USB. It peacefully co-exists with other protocols that are also based on the WiMedia radio.
"WiQuest has proven to be an early leader in the burgeoning market for Certified Wireless USB products," said Brian O'Rourke Sir Brian na Murra O'Rourke (1540?–1591), hereditary lord of West Breifne (modern County Leitrim) in Ireland during the later stages of the Tudor reconquest of that country, was proclaimed a rebel and became the first man to be extradited within Britain. , senior analyst at In-Stat. "With their WiDV wireless video product, they are emerging leaders in the wireless digital video market as well."
"WiDV Technology makes the wireless office a reality. Not only are 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. cables being replaced by Wireless USB, but true mobility is being realized with the replacement of video cables by WiDV," said Dr. Matthew B. Shoemake, WiQuest 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. "WiQuest's WiDV meets the stringent quality requirements of the high resolution PC graphics space, which were previously unmet by wireless technologies. At the same time, WiDV fully meets the demands of the HDTV market. WiDV technology is shipping now and establishes the industry benchmark for wireless digital video."
About WiDV Technology
WiQuest's WiDV Technology uses patent pending innovations that enable a high quality and efficient video transport over the WiMedia UWB wireless link. WiDV enables wireless connectivity from products such as PCs, set-top boxes, game consoles and personal video players to monitors, projectors and HDTVs. It is an optimized architecture that achieves breakthrough video and graphics performance.
Compared to other wireless video approaches, WiDV Technology is unique in that it provides more efficient compression and fewer components to achieve a high-quality video or graphic image with a completely integrated wireless video solution. WiDV Technology results in the highest quality, lowest cost, lowest latency, smallest form factor and lowest power consumption wireless video solution on the market today. WiDV Technology not only enables wireless HDTV connectivity, but also enables wireless PC graphics connections, where previous technologies introduce unacceptable quality.
The WQST100 and WQST101 chipset is the industry's first commercially-available, high-performance UWB silicon delivering highly efficient wireless communication of digital video, coupled with WiQuest's industry leading 1 Gbps speed. High performance is achieved through WiQuest's higher-order modulation Higher-order modulation is a type of digital modulation usually with an order of 4 or higher. Examples: quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK), m-ary quadrature amplitude modulation (m-QAM), etc. See also
Based on the WiMedia UWB physical layer (PHY See physical layer and physical. ) and media access controller (MAC) specifications, the WQST100 builds upon and extends the performance capabilities of UWB communications systems to a new level, providing a solid foundation for high-speed wireless cable-replacement applications.
The WQST100 is a CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) Pronounced "c-moss." The most widely used integrated circuit design. It is found in almost every electronic product from handheld devices to mainframes. integrated circuit (IC) combining baseband PHY, MAC engine, high-speed security processor, quality of service (QoS) manager and a rich variety of host interfaces, all in one highly-integrated design. The WiDV Engine is a fundamental component of the WQST100. Designed to optimize the UWB system bill of materials The list of components that make up a system. For example, a bill of materials for a house would include the cement block, lumber, shingles, doors, windows, plumbing, electric, heating and so on. , the WQST100 contains a complete high-speed USB subsystem including controller and transceiver, removing any additional USB component cost. Unlike other UWB implementations, the WQST100 eliminates the need for expensive external memory, and the chip's innovative architecture provides excellent power control and management for longer battery life in mobile devices. This IC also implements a tightly-coupled interface with the WQST101 RF transceiver to ensure best-in-class wireless chipset performance, robustness and reliability.
The companion WQST101 radio frequency (RF) transceiver chip combines with the WQST100 to provide the first complete UWB solution for manufacturers of PC and peripheral systems, consumer electronics, home entertainment, portable gaming, multimedia platforms, mobile devices and more.
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.
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