SOURCE: Quantenna Communications

December 16, 2008 00:01 ET

Quantenna Partners With W&W Communications to Enable Consumer Electronics Manufacturers to Offer Super Low Latency Full-HD Wireless Video Over 802.11n Networks

Partnership Will Help Accelerate the Widespread Adoption of Standard Wi-Fi® for Video Distribution in the Home by Combining the Highest Performance 4X4 MIMO 802.11n and Super Low Latency H.264 Video Codecs; Quantenna Will Demonstrate Its Technology at 2009 International CES

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Quantenna Communications, Inc., a developer of silicon for intelligent high speed wireless networking, today announced a partnership with W&W Communications, Inc., the leader in super low latency, full-HD H.264 video codecs, to deliver high definition television (HDTV) over plug-and-play standards-based Wi-Fi networks. The combination of 802.11n Wi-Fi and H.264 will allow consumer electronics manufacturers to develop products that enable standard home wireless networks to deliver multiple, simultaneous and interference-free HD-quality video streams throughout the entire home, eliminating the need for propriety short-range wireless HD video solutions.

Consumer electronics vendors are seeking standards-based 802.11n intelligent high-speed wireless solutions that can provide ultra reliability, predictable bandwidth and unprecedented high speed performance for real-time video distribution and next-generation gaming, multimedia and HD entertainment in the home. Today, only proprietary wireless solutions can deliver error-free HD-quality video streams throughout the home because of the extreme bandwidth requirements and numerous interference and performance limitations inside homes.

By combining ultra reliable, high bandwidth standards-based 802.11n solutions with super low latency H.264 codec technology, consumer electronics manufactures now have a way to provide predictable bandwidth with imperceptible latency for flawless high-quality video without artifacts and degradation. This unique combination of technologies will enable consumer electronics manufacturers to build solutions that will fuel the adoption of standard Wi-Fi to deliver interoperable, reliable and real-time high quality HD video simultaneously to HDTV displays anywhere, in any size home.

To meet manufacturers' needs, Quantenna is blending its high performance 4x4 MIMO 802.11n solution -- which features transmit beamforming, vector mesh routing and up to 600 Mbps data throughput -- with W&W Communications' super low latency H.264 video codecs that provide unmatched level of video compression at the sub 10 millisecond latency range. With this combination of technologies, Quantenna is able to provide significant reliability, coverage and performance advantages to deliver many simultaneous and error-free HD-quality video streams throughout the entire home over competitive proprietary solutions.

Quantenna and W&W Communications are developing a complete reference design to ensure that Quantenna's QHS series of chipsets are compatible with W&W Communications Super Low Latency (SLL) Technology™ and standards-compliant H.264 codec technology, which is designed specifically for use by top-tier consumer electronics manufacturers.

"Pairing W&W Communications' industry-leading super low latency, full-HD H.264 video codecs with our QHS series of ultra reliable and high performance chipsets offers our customers a complete, standards-based solution for delivering multiple and simultaneous wireless HD video streams within any home, anywhere," said Dr. Behrooz Rezvani, Quantenna's founder and CEO. "W&W Communications is gaining tremendous momentum among the foremost consumer electronic vendors. We view this partnership as a tremendous opportunity to help accelerate the widespread adoption of standard Wi-Fi for video distribution in the home, making it the clear choice over proprietary wireless HD solutions on the market today."

"Quantenna's integration of our super low latency H.264 video codecs supports our commitment to providing the best-in-class wireless HD video experience for consumers," said Lars Herlitz, CEO at W&W Communications. "By bundling these technologies, we are providing device manufacturers with a total video-over-Wi-Fi solution that will enable superior, interference-free HD-quality video streams in their next-generation of products. The combined solution from W&W Communications and Quantenna clearly offers the most beneficial and most complete standards-based wireless HD solutions available today."

Visit Us at CES

Quantenna and W&W Communications will demonstrate the pristine HD quality using Blu-ray Disc® technology and impressive high speed wireless performance of their solution at International CES 2009 in Las Vegas on January 8-11, 2009, in the North Hall meeting room #5239MP. To book a private appointment, please visit www.quantenna.com/ces or contact sales@quantenna.com.

About W&W Communications, Inc.

W&W Communications is a fabless semiconductor company, which develops best-in-class video compression solutions for consumer, professional, enterprise and infrastructure applications. On November 20, 2008, Cavium Networks (NASDAQ: CAVM) signed a definitive agreement to acquire video processor specialist W&W Communications. Its innovative product line includes highly optimized, super low latency, power-efficient, high-definition H.264 codecs and multi-format, multi-channel transcoders. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices in Beijing, China and Madrid, Spain. For more information visit www.wwcoms.com.

About Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing next-generation chipsets that deliver the highest levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up success, and is backed by some of Silicon Valley's most esteemed venture capital firms, including Grazia Equity, Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners and Venrock Associates. For additional information, please visit www.quantenna.com.

Quantenna™ and the logo are the trademarks of Quantenna Communications and its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Blu-ray Disc® is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association. Wi-Fi® is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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    Jeremy Hyatt
    Quantenna Communications, Inc.
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