UWB has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, what with the impasse in standard specifications and such. It is good, therefore, to see a positive note for a change. Pulse~LINK, developer of CWave UWB, and Analog Devices, developer of high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, are teaming up to show the first wireless transmission of real-time HD video. The two companies will show side-by-side comparison of MPEG and JPEG2000 across Pulse~LINK's UWB wireless link at the DisplaySearch HDTV event in Beverly Hills, California, later this month.
ADI's ADV202 is the only single-chip implementation of the JPEG2000 standard, and combining Pulse~LINK's CWave UWB technology with it will allow for real-time wireless HD applications. MPEG degrades the original-source HDTV content during compression, but ADI's JPEG2000 is scalable for both mathematical and visual video encoding without degradation.