Synopsys Debuts DesignWare HDMI 1.4 PHY IP in 28nm Processes for Multiple Foundries

Synopsys introduced version 1.4 of their DesignWare HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). The PHY IP is available in advanced 28 nanometer processes for multiple foundries. Availability of DesignWare HDMI 1.4 IP on multiple 28nm processes ensures designers have access to the high-quality, silicon-proven IP so they they can quickly incorporate the latest audio and video functionality into next-generation mobile and digital home devices. DesignWare HDMI 1.4 PHY IP is available now in 90nm to 28nm process nodes. The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 TX and RX digital controllers are also available now.

The Synopsys 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. 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.

Synopsys’ HDMI IP supports all major 3D and 4K resolution modes with a bandwidth of up to 3.4 Gbps. In addition, baseline software drivers are included to ease integration into the full SoC. The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 IP solution is fully compliant with both the HDMI and High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) specifications and has received certification from HDMI authorized testing centers.

System-on-chip (SoC) designs for high-end mobile multimedia and digital home applications are migrating to 28-nm processes to minimize power consumption and maximize performance. The DesignWare HDMI 1.4 PHY IP has been optimized for low power, small area and high performance at 28-nm, enabling design teams to quickly integrate the HDMI interface into their chips with less risk and effort.

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