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ViXS and Quantenna Bring 4K Ultra HD TV to Life Without Wires

January 6, 2014

ViXS XCode(®) Media Processor Sets New World Standard for Video Processing and
Wireless Transmission

TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ViXS Systems Inc. (TSX: VXS), a pioneer
and leader in media processing silicon solutions, announces today that
working together with Quantenna Communications a leader in
ultra-reliable Wi-Fi networking for whole-home entertainment, have
jointly developed a next generation reference design for transmitting
and receiving wireless UltraHD 4K TV.

Demonstrated at both the Quantenna and ViXS meeting rooms at CES
Quantenna’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology has been added to the XCode 6400
reference design platform, the world’s first system-on-a-chip (SoC)
that can decode and display UltraHD 4K p60 HEVC at 10-bit. Ideal for
wireless set-top boxes, the XCode 6400 family now features Quantenna’s award-winning QSR1000 4×4 802.11ac Multi-User Multiple Input
Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset
, giving it the wireless speed, stability and fidelity needed for 4K TV.

Quantenna’s QSR1000 provides unsurpassed data throughput of up to
1.7Gbps, with dynamic digital beam-forming that intelligently
strengthens connectivity, improves efficiency and extends wireless
coverage range beyond that of any other solution. ViXS’s breakthrough
video technology decodes more than 60 frames per second (fps) and
displays HEVC Ultra HD TV 4K broadcasting content at full resolution of
3840×2160@60fps in both Main and Main 10 (M10P) profile. In addition
when decoding HEVC at HD resolution up to 1920×1080 the XCode 6400
requires only half the bandwidth of today’s AVC (H.264) video streams
and just a quarter of the bandwidth of MPEG-2.

“UltraHD 4K stands for the utmost in picture quality, and that’s what
the XCode 6400 delivers,” said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS
Systems Inc. “The XCode 6400 has set a new cost effective benchmark for
true-to-life images, ultra-low-power operation and unsurpassed
efficiency. Now Quantenna’s industry-leading QSR1000 chipset enables us
to provide that same spectacular experience with the freedom of a
wireless connection.”

“For service providers and set-top-box manufacturers, wire-quality Wi-Fi
is no longer an option it’s a necessity,” said Dr. Sam Heidari, CEO of Quantenna. “Our unique 802.11ac 4×4 MIMO architecture is a
natural match for 4K video, reaching farther and performing faster and
more reliably than any other. The QSR1000 adds a whole new dimension of
performance to the ViXS XCode 6400, the best-in-class SoC for 4K Ultra
HD TV.”

The XCode 6400 reference design will be available in Q1 2014.

ViXS will demonstrate the power of its XCode 6400 family at the 2014 International CES, January 7-10, at the Las Vegas Convention Center (South Hall 2 – MP25953).

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is the pioneer and market leader in designing revolutionary media
processing semiconductor solutions for the broadcasting and consumer
electronics industries, with over 428 patents issued and pending
worldwide, numerous industry awards for innovation, and over 28 million
media processor shipments to date. ViXS is driving the transition to
Ultra HD 4K across the entire content value chain by providing
professional and consumer grade chipsets that support the new High
Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard up to Main Profile 10-bit,
reducing bandwidth consumption by 50% while providing the depth of
color and image clarity needed to take advantage of higher-resolution
content. ViXS’ XCodePro 3xx family is ideal for Ultra HD 4K
infrastructure equipment and the XCode 6xxx family of system-on-chip
(SoC) products achieve unprecedented levels of integration that enable
manufacturers to create cost-effective consumer entertainment devices.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with offices in Europe, Asia
and North America. VIXS((TM)), the ViXS(® )logo, XCode(®), XCodePro(TM), XConnex(TM) and Xtensiv(TM) are trademarks and/or registered
trademarks of ViXS. Other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. For more information on ViXS, visit our website: www.vixs.com.

About Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Quantenna is a leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11n Wi-Fi
semiconductor solutions that deliver the performance, speed and
reliability of wired Ethernet for multimedia data anywhere in the home.
Quantenna pioneered the delivery of seamless video over Wi-Fi and set
the performance standard for delivering wire-like quality HD video
reliably throughout the connected home, for which it has amassed a list
of major awards, including being named a “Top 5 Start-Up for 2013″ by
The Wall Street Journal. Founded in 2006, Quantenna has shipped
millions of its Wi-Fi chipsets being deployed by major telco, cable and
satellite service providers and operators worldwide including AT&T,
Bell Canada, Swisscom, Telefonica, France Telecom and Belgacom.
Quantenna is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices worldwide.
For additional information, visit www.quantenna.com.

Quantenna(TM) is the trademark of Quantenna Communications and its
affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. Wi-Fi® is
a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Any other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.

SOURCE ViXS Systems Inc.


Source: PR Newswire



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