Amimon Demos Wireless Transmission of 3D HD Video

Jul 26, 2010
Hiroki Yomogita, Nikkei Electronics
A Blu-ray Disc recorder supporting 3D video is wirelessly connected to an LCD TV.
A Blu-ray Disc recorder supporting 3D video is wirelessly connected to an LCD TV.
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The receiving board connected to the TV
The receiving board connected to the TV
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The chassis of the wireless adapter that can transmit 3D video
The chassis of the wireless adapter that can transmit 3D video
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Amimon Inc of Israel prototyped a system that wirelessly transmits 3D high-definition (HD) video by using the WHDI (wireless high-definition interface) high-speed wireless standard, which uses the 5GHz band.

In a demonstration, the company transmitted 1080p 3D video with a frame rate of 24fps by using the 5GHz band. It plans to apply the system to adapter devices that wirelessly connect LCD TVs and Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders supporting 3D video.

The prototyped system consists of a board for transmitting signals and a board for receiving signals. A BD recorder supporting 3D video is connected to the transmitting board via an HDMI cable. And signals are wirelessly transmitted to the receiving board, which is connected to an LCD TV via an HDMI cable.

Both of the boards are equipped with Amimon's digital baseband chip and RF transceiver chip. Amimon's WHDI-based transmission system uses the 5GHz band as in the case of wireless LANs and can transmit data at a rate of up to 3 Gbits per second, the company said.

Amimon has already completed the reference design of a wireless adapter that can transmit 3D video (A Taiwan-based ODM company made the design). And Amimon can release the adapter as soon as the logo for the chassis is ready. The company is now promoting the sale of the adapter to Japanese peripheral device makers by bringing the reference design to them.