Synopsys introduced their DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 IP solution includes controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers. The solution reduce designers’ integration risk and time-to-market. The DesignWare HDMI 2.0 RX/TX Controller and PHY IP are available now in 28-nm process nodes from multiple foundries.
Renesas Electronics recently announced their RX Design Contest. The Renesas RX Design Contest is an opportunity for embedded engineers to showcase their skills in any type of design using an RX MCU. One thousand RX62N Renesas Demonstration Kits (RDKs) will be available to contestants for free. The use of the RDK is encouraged, but not required. The top prize is $5000 and there are over $110,000 in cash and prizes. The deadline to enter the Renesas RX Design Contest is March 4, 2011.