DisplayLink and Alereon today jointly announced the availability of a reference design for a Wireless USB display adapter that allows PCs to connect to nearby standard displays without wires, notes Wi-Fi Planet
The reference design enables PC accessory OEMs to easily develop wireless display connectivity adapters and similar products. It will be demonstrated publicly by Alereon at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2008) from Jan. 7-12, 2008 in Las Vegas.
The reference design pairs Alereon’s WiMedia Alliance certified AL5000 chipset with DisplayLink’s network display technology to provide displays without the wires. The company claims it is the only adapter design available that allows manufacturers to produce a Wireless USB adapter that meets all regulatory requirements across the globe.
Wireless USB delivers fast ultra-wideband (UWB) speeds using a standard wireless USB input and output resolutions up to 1680 x1050 and 16.7 million colors for smooth DVD video playback and quick responsiveness.
The adapter set should cost from $150 to $250, while a display with wireless capability is expected to cost around $150 more than an equivalent non-wireless model.