Sunnyvale, Calif. - Silicon Image, Inc. has begun testing what they say is the industry's first 40-nm HDMI version 1.3 transmitter analog silicon, targeting ultra low-power and performance driven system-on-chip (SoC) applications.
The new solution offers dual-mode functionality, supporting both HDMI technology and MHL, a Silicon Image high-definition (HD) video and audio connectivity solution that specifically focuses on the requirements of mobile devices.
As mobile device developers begin incorporating HD video and audio capabilities into phones, cameras, digital camcorders and portable multi-media players, digital TV interconnect standards such as the HDMI and MHL technologies are expected to play significant roles.
Silicon Image's 40nm designs are designed to meet the needs of this growing HD-enabled mobile market. In addition, Silicon Image is working with industry leading mobile consumer electronics companies to support and foster the MHL technology as a standard for broad market adoption.
"We have already begun testing silicon for both our low-power and performance versions of the 40nm HDMI-MHL transmitter analog PHY IP core design," said Ron Richter, director of business development at Silicon Image, Inc. "These new IP cores are designed to provide our SoC customers with the flexibility and ultra-low-power capabilities required to connect mobile phones directly to digital TVs."
Designed with the flexibility and ultra-low-power capabilities required to connect mobile phones directly to digital TVs, the ultra low-power version of the HDMI-MHL IP core uses 1.8V transistors with a built-in-self-test (BIST) for easy production testing and packaging support for both wire-bond and flip-chip implementations.
Silicon Image is also providing a performance general-purpose version of the HDMI-MHL transmitter PHY. Both 40nm analog IP cores will be offered along with a configurable link digital IP core that is already being licensed to mobile SoC suppliers.
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