Matsushita Electric Industrial announced Wednesday that it has developed a chipset for home audio-video equipment that will enable wireless transfer of video over the 5GHz band. Samples of the chip will be available later this month for about $85. The chipset is compliant with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 802.11a and 802.11e standards, and consume less power than similar chips designed for the PC market. The chips can playback broadcast satellite, communications satellite, terrestrial digital broadcasts, broadband Internet and high-definition recordings.
Matsushita is best known for its Panasonic brand of consumer electronics products.