Date: Monday, February 1st, 1999, 00:00
As other companies race to catch up with Apple in the wireless networking arena, Philips Semiconductors has partnered with Wi-LAN to demonstrate IEEE 1394 wireless transmission at 2.4 GHz. EE Times has the complete story. This is how the demonstration worked:
The demonstration system shown here features an MPEG-2 data stream generator that feeds a multiple transport stream into a Philips set-top box. The set-top converts the signal to an IEEE 1394 data stream and applies it to the Wi-LAN W-OFDM radio system. The Wi-LAN transmitter then sends the data stream over the air to the corresponding W-OFDM receiver.
On the receiver side, the IEEE 1394 data signal is demodulated and sent to two set-top boxes, which display the content of the different MPEG-2 data streams on two separate TV monitors.