SOURCE: AMIMON

January 08, 2007 11:03 ET

AMIMON Announces the Availability of WHDI Development Kit at CES

New Platform Enables Projector and Television OEMs to Start Development of Innovative Wireless Products to Be Offered to Consumers in 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- CES -- AMIMON Inc., an emerging leader in semiconductor technology for wireless transmission of high-definition (HD) video, has announced the availability of its Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI™) Development Kit. The kit enables the development of wireless TVs and wireless projectors using AMIMON's WHDI technology to provide a universal wireless uncompressed HDTV link.

"WHDI is setting a new standard for wireless HDTV connectivity," said Noam Geri, vice president of marketing and business development at AMIMON. "Television and projector manufacturers can now offer their customers wireless HDTV products without compromising the high quality of their systems."

Interested parties are invited to see AMIMON's WHDI technology in action at CES. WHDI's capabilities will be demonstrated at CES in the following locations:

--  AMIMON's suite at the Las Vegas Hilton, #HC1830
--  SANYO Electric Co, Ltd.'s booth at Central Hall, #11017
--  ED Digital's booth at South Hall 1, #21802
--  Pixelworks' technology suite
    
WHDI supports delivery of uncompressed 1080p (with equivalent video rates of up to 3 Gbps) in a 40MHz channel in the 5GHz unlicensed band, in compliance with FCC regulations. Uncompressed 720p and 1080i (with equivalent video rates of up to 1.5 Gbps) can be delivered in a 20MHz channel, conforming to worldwide 5GHz regulations. The wireless link is encrypted and the range has been demonstrated beyond 100 feet, through walls. Latency is less than one millisecond. Other wireless solutions are limited to delivering compressed video such as MPEG, which is typically not available at the output of most consumer electronics video devices.

The development kit is comprised of a WHDI transmitter and receiver pair (AMN15080 and AMN16080). Audio/video interfaces supported on this platform include HDMI™, component, SPDIF (5.1 channel audio) and stereo audio.

HD display OEMs can use the WHDI development kit to test and validate the uncompressed high-quality HD performance of AMIMON's WHDI technology. Manufacturers can then design HDTVs and HD projectors that are integrated with WHDI, providing the flexibility and ease-of-use that wireless connections enable.

In addition to wireless HDTVs and projectors, the development kit can be used to develop WHDI-based video accessories (wireless HDMI dongles), PCs with a wireless video link to TVs, wireless monitors for PCs, digital STBs and commercial displays. The development kit will also include schematics, application notes, software and other collateral to enable a quick introduction of new WHDI-based products into the market in 2007.

Companies, engineers and developers interested in additional information on AMIMON's WHDI development kit should contact AMIMON at info@amimon.com.

About AMIMON

AMIMON is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON's uncompressed Wireless High-definition Interface (WHDI™) allows flat-panel televisions and multimedia projectors to wirelessly interface to all HDTV video sources at a quality equivalent to that achieved with wired interfaces such as component video, DVI and HDMI™.

The company is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA, and Tokyo, Japan. More information is available at www.amimon.com.

WHDI is a trademark of AMIMON, Ltd. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

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