Synopsys Launches DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX Controller and PHY IP for Ultra High-Definition Multimedia Experience

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Synopsys, Inc. today launched its DesignWare(R) HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions, including controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers to reduce designers' integration risk and time-to-market. With aggregate bandwidth of up to 18 Gbps, the DesignWare HDMI 2.0 IP enables 4K x 2K (4400 vertical pixels x 2250 horizontal pixels) resolution at a 60 Hz frame rate in deep color mode to provide a flickerless, ultra high-definition (UHD) viewing experience. The IP's ability to scramble transition-minimized differential signaling (TMDS) data above 3.4 Gbps adds to the high-quality viewing experience by minimizing the electromagnetic interference (EMI) that occurs in 8b/10b coded data streams. In addition, its robust analog front end supports pre-emphasis and adaptive equalization for excellent signal integrity across cables lengths of greater than 100 feet.



   -- New DesignWare HDMI 2.0 IP provides 18 Gbps aggregate bandwidth in deep

      color mode to support ultra high-definition 4K x 2K resolution at 60 Hz

      frame rate


   -- Support for all HDMI 2.0 specification features, including YCbCr 4:2:0

      color space, TMDS scrambling to reduce EMI and CEC 2.0 for advanced

      remote control units


   -- Robust analog front end supports 100+ foot long cables with 5-V tolerant



   -- Complete set of software drivers for Linux platform can reduce designers'

      software development effort from weeks to hours


   -- 28-nm PHY architecture offers 33 percent lower power and 25 percent

      smaller area compared to previous generation


Click here to read the full Press Release.


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