NVIDIA announced on Thursday that it is working closely with the Wi-Fi Alliance's new Miracast wireless display certification program. The new initiative will allow mobile devices to share photos and videos with HDTVs without HDMI, and relies on a Wi-Fi Direct connection. The idea is similar to Apple's AirPlay technology, but is an open standard that can be adopted by any mobile device maker. Consumers will only need a Miracast-certified tablet or smartphone and TV.

"We're bringing Tegra's outstanding multimedia capabilities to wireless displays," NVIDIA said in a blog post this afternoon. "We're working hard to enable features like sharing photos and streaming HD movies onto HDTVs. But, we won't stop there. At the heart of every Tegra chip is a high-performance CPU and GPU, which means you can use Tegra to play amazing games on the big screen. We're not just talking about flinging Angry Birds but racing a super-charged jet ski in the game Riptide THD and playing heart-pounding first-person shooter games like Shadowgun THD. You can even take mobile gaming to the next level by pairing a Tegra device with a console controller for the ultimate wireless display experience.

NVIDIA's full white paper here goes into more detail on the technology.