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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced availability of a complete solution for mobile devices designed to support Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™, based on the Wi-Fi Alliance® Wi-Fi Display Specification, enabling users to reliably display full high definition (HD) content from a mobile device onto a larger screen over a secure, low-latency, wireless network connection.
The Wi-Fi Alliance’s Miracast certification program defines a standards-based solution for streaming video and audio content over a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi Direct™ wireless network. This uniquely ensures interoperability between Miracast devices including mobile phones and tablets, HDTVs, projectors and audio receivers. TI’s offering leverages the low-power multimedia processing and M-Shield™ content security capabilities of the leading OMAP™ platform jointly with the robust WiLink™ connectivity product line. Together, these devices provide an optimized solution that is designed for Miracast certification, which will be available later this year.
“Social ‘sharing’ of a visual experience has become part of our daily lives, and TI is pleased to offer a solution that brings the content consumers enjoy on their mobile devices to the large screen – enabling an easy shared experience with friends and family. From the latest trending YouTube video, accessing music and photos stored on the cloud, premium HD movies, interactive Web browsing or even gaming, we believe Miracast will play an important role in enabling true seamless content sharing between mobile screens and large displays,” said Remi El-Ouazzane, vice president and general manager, OMAP platform, TI.
Expanding on the wired HDMI™ external display and Wi-Fi Direct capabilities in Android, TI delivers a rich experience for the Android platform that will enable mobile device manufacturers to rapidly integrate wireless casting into products. Whether mirroring the Android device’s display or streaming full HD content, the combined architecture of the OMAP applications processor and the WiLink connectivity solution offer a low-power optimized system without sacrificing media quality. TI delivers the hardware and software resources to Android device manufacturers to fully leverage Miracast capabilities into differentiated user experiences including:
TI is actively participating in the creation of the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi Display Specification and is taking a leading role in making it the de-facto casting technology of mobile screen content to larger displays. TI expects its solution to be Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast when certification is available later this year, while working with customers to rapidly introduce Miracast-certified products to the market.
This solution is available now to high-volume OEMs and ODMs. TI plans to have a solution for Miracast using the OMAP 5 processor and WiLink 8.0 solution later this year. The latest TI-based Miracast demonstrations featuring the OMAP4470 processor and WiLink 7.0 connectivity solution are on display this week, June 5 – 8, at Computex Taipei, in booth TICC 101D. To schedule time to see the demonstrations, please contact email@example.com.
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