Amimon expects its
Wireless High-Definition Interface (WHDI) technology to be inside smartphones and tablets by 2012
, according to Yoav Nissan-Cohen, chairman and CEO of Amimon. WHDI is a wireless High Definition video standard that uses the same unlicensed 5GHz band of spectrum as 802.11a to transfer “top-quality wireless uncompressed HD video” from WHDI-enabled sources to HDTVs around the home.
Initially, mobile handset vendors will have to embed a special chip to enable WHDI connectivity, but Amimon hopes to change that by adding a small logic to Wi-Fi’s MAC, paving the way for a “WHDI in software IP” solution, offering vendors “low-cost, low-power, virtually zero-latency, high-range wireless video capability for free.”