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Smart TV SoC supports 4K content

Posted: 17 Feb 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:40nm process? Synopsys? UMC? smart TV?

A chip design collaboration between three companiesRealtek, UMC, Synopsysyielded first-pass silicon success of Realtek's smart TV controller, winning the "Best Choice Golden Award" at Computex 2013 and "Innovative Product Award 2013" from the Hsinchu Science Park Administration in Taiwan.

The RTD2995 4K2K UHD Smart TV SoC was implemented in UMC's 40LP, the foundry's low-power 40nm process technology, using Synopsys' DesignWare Embedded Memories and Logic Libraries. The Galaxy Implementation Platform and Professional Services from Synopsys were also employed. The device is said to be the industry's first single-chip implementation with support for the 4K2K ultra high definition video format.

"Our RTD2995 smart TV controller ...combines 4K2K video decoding and 1080p encoding with a powerful multi-core ARM microprocessor and a high-performance multi-core 3D GPU to deliver extremely high-resolution images for life-like image clarity," said Jessy Chen,Realtek VP and spokesman. "By collaborating with Synopsys and UMC we were able to take advantage of a total solution including silicon, logic library and embedded memory IP, EDA tools and experienced design consultants, which helped us bring our chip to market in record time."

Realtek said that it took advantage of the technologies of the two companies. UMC's 40nm process provides design migration continuity between 55nm and 28nm technologies, allowing versatility to target a range of applications. While a combination of Synopsys DesignWare IP, Galaxy Implementation Platform and Professional Services to help meet performance, power and schedule goals. The 40nm standard cell libraries and memory compilers used for Realtek's chip are available free-of-charge from Synopsys for qualified customers designing into this process node.

The RTD2995 provides support for the following: 3D shutter glass and PR panel, 4K2K panels, 4K2K Video/Photo Playback and HDMI 4K2K input, 4K2K Android 4.x TV with APP application, Gesture Control and Object Recognition, and 3D Game and Sports Applications.





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