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NXP intros 'first' quad-input HDMI 1.3 receiver

Posted: 06 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HDMI1.3 receiver? HDTV? 1? 080p/60Hz?

NXP Semiconductors has introduced a new HDMI 1.3 receiver chip, the TDA19978HL, which improves audio and video performances and lowers the costs of high-definition (HD) A/V receivers. The TDA19978HL is said to be the industry's first HDMI 1.3 receiver with four inputs, eliminating the need for an external HDMI switch, reducing overall system cost and design cycles, enabling faster time-to-market while meeting the Industry's demanding performance and application requirements for HDTV viewing.

The HDMI1.3 receiver was designed to improve the quality of audio-video streaming on an HDTV, by combining 12bit Deep Color and Extended Gamut to render rich life-like colors, as well as High Bit Rate (HBR) and Direct Stream Transport audio formats. The TDA19978 also reduces the overall cost of an HDTV by embedding EDID memory for each of the four independent HDMI inputs.

"The TDA19978 HDMI1.3 receiver demonstrates NXP's commitment to make a high-quality viewing experience more affordable and easily integrated across high-end TV sets," said Guy Ducos, VP and general manager of TV front end and media interfaces unit at NXP. "Building on NXP's heritage in TV systems, the new HDMI receiver enables our customers to offer more functionality and HD quality in a smaller package with reduced BOMs, feeding into the growing demand for HDTV."

With a maximum link frequency of 2.3GHz, the TDA19978 quad-input HDMI1.3 receiver supports all HDTV formats including 1,080p/60Hz TV and the UXGA (1,600 x 1,200) at 60Hz PC display resolutions. The TDA19978 comes in a small, low pin count HLQFP144 package with three levels of power management for optimum power saving, as well as optional software drivers.

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