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HDMI certified 1.4a Tx solution available for 40nm

Posted: 02 Nov 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tx controller  PHY IP  40nm  HDMI 1.4a 

Synopsys Inc. reveals that its DesignWare high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) 1.4a transmitter (Tx) digital controller and PHY IP solutions in the 40nm process node have achieved certification from an HDMI Authorised Training Centre (ATC).

The company states that its DesignWare HDMI PHY IP achieved HDMI 1.4a compliance by passing all process, voltage and temperature variation tests, which are key certification requirements for environmental robustness. The fully compliant HDMI 1.4a Tx solution is now available in more than ten process technologies, ranging from 90nm to 40nm.

With support for the latest HDMI 1.4a specification features such as all eight 3D formats; HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC); Quad HD technology and real-time content signalling, the DesignWare HDMI 1.4a Tx controller and PHY IP offer improved time-to-market.

The DesignWare HDMI 1.4a Tx IP solution includes a comprehensive set of IP deliverables such as baseline software drivers for system development.

"HDMI is enabled in more than 1.5 billion [150 crore] consumer devices and is now gaining significant traction in delivering 3D functionality in digital home theatre systems, gaming consoles and other portable multimedia devices," said John Koeter, VP of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "Synopsys' high-quality, silicon-proven DesignWare HDMI 1.4a IP solution is optimised for small area, low power and high performance, enabling designers to quickly incorporate the latest functionality with less risk."

The DesignWare HDMI 1.4a Tx digital controller and PHY IP solution is available now for 90nm to 40nm process nodes.

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