60 GHz WirelessHD modules link wireless displays in medical, industrial apps

October 07, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Providing a “simple and elegant” way to connect video source to video sink, eliminating the clutter of messy cables, these regulatory-approved modules can reduce the complexity of adding high-performance wireless video capabilities to displays; 60 GHz WirelessHD modules convey visually lossless WirelessHD 1080p60 video.

This is, according to SiBeam, a cost-effective way to add wireless video support to digital signage, medical monitor and camera/camcorder systems, A Lattice Semiconductor company that concentrates on millimetre-wave technologies, SiBeam bases its modules on WirelessHD chipsets already shipping in consumer electronic devices. The modules deliver visually lossless 1080p video streams at up to 60 frames per second and can be a video cable replacement in medical or industrial operating environments where cables are safety hazards. The wireless modules also reduce the cost of ownership in clean-room environments as there are no video cables to maintain and sterilise.

SiBeam’s WirelessHD MOD6320-T transmitter and MOD6321-R receiver modules connect to a host board and provide wireless video connectivity between an HDMI source and a display. “WirelessHD technology in the 60GHz millimeter wave spectrum has been delivering unparalleled wireless video experience in high-definition with near-zero latency in consumer applications for many years,” said David Kuo, senior director of marketing, SiBeam, Inc. “Our module offerings will bring 60GHz WirelessHD technology beyond traditional consumer electronics and mobile products to industrial and medical devices where wireless high bandwidth video, with near zero latency, can significantly enhance day-to-day operations.”

Features of the combined SiBeam MOD6320-T/MOD6321-R solution include:

60GHz WirelessHD v1.1 compliant devices

Modular Regulatory approval – FCC, CE, IC, ETSI

PC video resolutions VGA through SXGA+

CE video resolutions 480i/576i to 1080p/60 Hz

Near-zero latency for minimal image lag

Support for surround sound audio

Support for CEC or AVC commands

HDCP content protection

Automated advanced power control, for energy saving operation

SiBeam; www.sibeam.com/Products.aspx#Indoor