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DIIVA consortium to demo home networking system

Debuting at CES, the Chinese-led Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA) Consortium announced it will be demonstrating its innovative interface technology, which enables a new home-networking infrastructure that can carry uncompressed video, bi-directional audio and high-speed data through standard cables.

The DiiVA technology enables forward channel video up to 13.5Gbps which is capable of handling well beyond 1080p resolution video with Deep Color and high refresh rates. In addition, DiiVA enables a high-speed bi-directional hybrid data channel that can operates up to 2.25 Gbps. The bi-directional hybrid channel can be divided into sub-channels that transport audio, control, bulk data.

The protocol for the hybrid channel can be bridged to other wired and wireless interfaces allowing DiiVA interface products to easily connect to a home network of devices. DiiVA signaling layer is designed to run over a commodity cable such as CAT6A with only 4 pairs of differential pairs for cost effective and rapid adoption.

DiiVA  founding members are Chinese companies Changhong, Haier, Hisense, Konka, Panda, Skyworth, SVA, TCL and Synerchip.

Peng Ping, Managing Director of Guangdong Province's Technology Infrastructure Development Bureau, notes, "DiiVA can bring true Digital Home a reality with the strong support from China's central government. Guangdong Province, a major manufacturing center for HDTVs, is looking forward to becoming the first Chinese province to deploy DiiVA-enabled CE devices. We will work together with many CE manufacturers to make DiiVA a successful standard in China and abroad."

The DiiVA specification is currently being finalized and reviewed by the Promoters. The specification will be available for public review at the end of January. Major Japanese and Korean CE manufacturers as well as major system-on-chip makers for HDTVs, STBs and high definition DVD have joined the DiiVA consortium as part of technical steering committee and are reviewing the current version of the specification.

The official release version of the specification will be ready by the end of March 2009 and the first DiiVA-enabled products are expected to be released at the end of 2009.

Story filed 19.02.09

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