Miracast is key Wi-Fi standard, says Mediatek
MediaTek says that its 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band mobile phone client (MT662X), 802.11n Wireless Adapter (RT3592) and DTV Sink solutions (MV0690) have all been selected as part of the Wi-Fi certified Miracast test bed.
“The video streaming applications enabled by Wi-Fi certified Miracast are key to the growth of the Wi-Fi ecosystem encompassing consumer electronics, personal computing and mobile devices,” said SR Tsai, general manager of MediaTek’s wireless and networking business.
According to the Wi-Fi Alliance, other products to be designated Wi-Fi certified Miracast are:
• Broadcom Dualband 11n WiFi
• Intel WiDi
• Marvell Avastar USB-8782 802.11n 1×1 Dual-band Reference Design
• Ralink 802.11n Wireless Adapter, RT3592
• Realtek Dual-band 2×2 RTL8192DE HM92D01 PCIe Half Mini Card and RTD1185 RealShare Smart Display Adapter
The proposed Wi-Fi certified Miracast platform is designed to allow mobile devices to wirelessly stream multimedia content, such as video and games, onto big screen DTVs without a connection to an access point.
“MediaTek’s participation in the development of this program has been instrumental in the achievement of industry-wide certification,” said Wi-Fi Alliance CEO Edgar Figueroa.
In an example of Miracast usage, one device acts as the source (the transmitting device sending out the content) while the other becomes a sink (a receiving device displaying the content).
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