SAN FRANCISCO—EDA and IP vendor Synopsys Inc. Monday (Feb. 13) announced the immediate availability of DesignWare HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) 1.4 PHY IP in advanced 28-nm processes for multiple leading foundries.
Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) said the DesignWare HDMI 1.4 PHY IP has been optimized for low power, small area and high performance at 28-nm.
The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 IP solution is a comprehensive and fully tested suite of HDMI TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) digital controllers and high-speed PHY IP, Synopsys said. The configurable TX and RX controllers enable designers to optimize the IP for their specific area, power and frequency requirements, and the mixed-signal PHY hard macro offers a superior analog front-end supporting category 2-certified HDMI cables up to 20 foot in length, the company said. To keep pace with rapidly evolving 3-D technology and achieve audio and video quality on par with digital cinema systems, Synopsys' HDMI IP supports all major 3-D and 4K resolution modes with a bandwidth of up to 3.4 Gbps, the company said.
"Availability of our DesignWare HDMI 1.4 IP on multiple 28-nanometer processes ensures designers have access to the high-quality, silicon-proven IP they need to quickly incorporate the latest audio and video functionality into their next-generation mobile and digital home devices," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and systems at Synopsys, in a statement.
DesignWare HDMI 1.4 PHY IP is available now in 90-nm to 28-nm process nodes for multiple foundries, Synopsys said. The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 TX and RX digital controllers are also available now. More information is available on the company's website.