Analog Devices Codec Does Wire-free HD

Analog Devices Inc. rolled out a new compression scheme to transmit HD wirelessly in the home. The Norwood, Mass., firm said the ADV216 codec enables transfer in real time “without any loss in picture quality, over home connections.” It’s said to work with TVs, game consoles and hi-def DVD players.
The codec builds on the ADI Wavescale compression technology, which is based on JPEG2000, and includes the company’s proprietary spatial ultra-efficient recursive filtering, or SURF, wavelet technology. SURF is said to enable “real-time compression and resolution scalability without the need for external memory.” The codec further allows compression data rates to be managed frame-by-frame for enhanced reception that isn’t disrupted by changing data rates. It supports HDMI and wireless HD applications.
ADV216 is available in a 13 mm to 13 mm ball grid array packages priced at $17.35 per unit in quantities of 1,000.