LAS VEGAS – During this week’s Consumer Electronics Show, Icron Technologies is showing off its latest design platform, ExtremeLink, which connects to a Mac or PC via USB and delivers all of that computer’s functionality, from email and web surfing to playing games, to a TV over an 802.11n wireless connection. Icron said the device is plug-and-play and also works with Linux.
ExtremeLink is two units: one connects to a computer’s video and USB outputs and the other hooks into a TV’s video and audio inputs. It also acts as a remote USB hub for keyboards, mice, and other USB devices.
Icron said that the reference design for ExtremeLink is now available, allowing OEMs to build their own products around it.