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Cooperation creates 45nm HDMI-based IP

Posted: 11 Mar 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HDMI IP? 45nm? core receiver?

The cooperation of MIPS Technologies Inc. and NXP BV has resulted in an HDMI 1.3 receiver core implemented in 45nm silicon.

The companies announced one year ago that they were extending their strategic relationship to offer HDMI-based IP solutions for digital home applications including HD digital TVs and display units, audiovisual receivers and STBs.

Created through a combination of co-development and co-licensing, the HDMI receiver IP is integrated in NXP's TV550 digital TV platform, and is available for license as IP from MIPS.

"NXP's leading position in the consumer IC market made it a natural partner in developing a compelling HDMI receiver IP solution for the digital homea market where NXP and MIPS both experience great success," said Cesar Martin-Perez, VP and general manager of the analog business group at MIPS, in a statement.

The new HDMI 1.3 receiver interface is comprised of an HDMI RX controller and an HDMI RX PHY, and is based on production-proven 90nm technology. The controller features video interface flexibility supporting all CEA-861D video formats. It also supports True Color and Deep Color modes and several video pixel encodings, as well as Gamut Metadata. The controller also features audio interface flexibility, and has an integrated HDCP decryption engine and I?C slave interface for HDCP authentication. The HDMI 1.3 RX PHY features an automatic adaptive equalizer function and a variable number of input channels, and is capable of supporting cables up to 20m in length.

MIPS Technologies' HDMI IP cores are optimized for HDMI connectivity in low power, portable transmit applications, including digital still cameras, camcorders, portable media players, game consoles and cellphones, as well as digital home receive applications.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times Europe

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