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