Summit Semiconductor Introduces the First 96K WiSA Compliant RF Modules for Quality Wireless Home Theater Applications - AVS Forum
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Summit Semiconductor a leader in advanced wireless audio technologies and an advisory board member of the Wireless Speaker and Audio (WiSA™) Association, will showcase the industry's first all wireless 7.1 home theater solution that transmits eight (8) separate audio channels at 96kHz sample rate and 24 bits per sample. The 7.1 home theater solution was developed using new wireless transmitter and receiver modules incorporating Summit's latest chip technology.

The new transmitter and receiver modules are compliant with the current version of the WiSA Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The CTS outlines an interoperability testing and certification program aimed at products that offer wireless, interference-free, uncompressed HD audio by taking advantage of the unique 5GHz Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) frequency band.

The modules are architected to ensure interoperability between WiSA-enabled components that decode high definition audio (i.e. Blu-ray Disc™ players, A/V receivers, set top boxes, game consoles and TVs) and speakers from popular brands. Summit's modules exceed the requirements for system performance such as volume tracking, audio latency, network setup, audio channel assignment, and scalability.

"Consumers are demanding high quality home theater audio that is easy to set up and complements today's high definition televisions. A recent survey from CEA (Consumer Electronics Association) indicated that over 28% of TV viewers would be willing to pay $200 or more for a better audio experience," said Tony Parker, vice president of marketing, Summit Semiconductor. "Summit's 96kHz pre-certified modules will enable the next generation WiSA compliant systems to satisfy this demand while greatly simplifying home theater setup and preserving consumer choice."

About Summit Semiconductor, LLC:

Summit Semiconductor, LLC, has over a decade of fabless semiconductor chip design and wireless system integration experience targeting the home entertainment markets. Its award-winning Summit Wireless™ technology is the leading integrated circuit solution enabling home audio systems to distribute high-definition, distortion-free audio with ease. Summit Wireless is designed to be integrated into home theater speakers, sound bars, audio/video receivers, digital televisions, Blu-ray and DVD players, MP3 players, set-top boxes, and gaming systems. Summit Semiconductor is headquartered in Hillsboro, OR, USA, with offices in San Jose, CA, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information on Summit Semiconductor, please visit www.summitsemi.com

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Sounds absolutely great. Brilliant achievement there.

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There's another market ripe for such a development. I'm a condo owner who has yet to find a really satisfactory solution to getting a signal to the rears. Transmitter with receiver amps lack power and wireless bridges to a proper rear amp lose signal strength. There's just nothing I've found that gets the job done as well as being able to run wires.

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A bit like an Ethernet cable then. The cable will be more reliable than the wireless signal. ( if I have that right lol)

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They now have announced a class D amp ready for manufacturers!

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1446432/summit-semiconductor-introduces-the-first-wisa-compliant-amplifiers-for-wireless-home-theater-speaker-applications

BTW...

Aperion Audio has complete 5.1 ans 7.1 systems out!

http://www.aperionaudio.com/speakers/wireless-speakers/new-aperion-intimus-4t-summit-wireless-5-1-system

http://www.aperionaudio.com/speakers/wireless-speakers/aperion-intimus-4t-summit-wireless-7-1-system

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