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Networked entertainment reference design supports all HD video transport sources

Norwood, Mass. — Analog Devices Inc. has introduced its HDAnywhere networked entertainment platform with support for all popular high-definition (HD) video transport sources. This reference design enables connections to wall-mounted displays without cables, ceiling mounted projectors without putting wires through the walls, and televisions in other parts of the house without running any new wires.

HDAnywhere is based on ADI's Wavescale compression; the same JPEG2000-based technology used in digital cinema and broadcast television systems. Wavescale technology provides advantages in video quality, transmission robustness, scalability, low latency, and instantaneous data rate adjustment, said ADI. The HDAnywhere system compresses video in real time; encrypts the stream, and provides it to a UWB, WiFi, powerline, phoneline, or COAX modem without visual interruptions.

The receiver decrypts and decompresses the stream and produces an HDMI output, ready to be connected to any HD display. It can accept video and audio in any common format, including standard definition composite and component, and HD content in analog component or an uncompressed digital form. This addresses evolving entertainment systems which incorporate a mix of HD and legacy components, said ADI.

The HDAnywhere reference design includes schematics, PCB layouts, and firmware for a complete system design. It can be configured to support resolutions up to 1080i or with additional hardware, 1080p video. It can be modified to add or delete input and output ports to meet specific cost and functionality targets. One end of the link can be embedded into a video source or display, adding interconnect flexibility to the device while minimizing overall cost, said ADI.

The HDAnywhere platform leverages ADI's broad line of video and audio products in its Advantiv portfolio, which provides the flexibility to configure a system meeting particular cost and feature objectives with components tailored to work together seamlessly.

Availability: The HDAnywhere networked entertainment reference design is available to qualified customers from Analog Devices.
Product information: Advantiv Advanced Television Solutions

Analog Devices Inc. , www.analog.com

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