Conexant Systems introduced the CX93610 DIFT JPEG encoder, and CX20752 and CX20754 HD audio codecs. The CX93610 is a monolithic mixed signal ASSP that features a 656 camera interface, optional microphone input, low cost, low power and high image compression capability. The CX20752 and CX20754 features integrated stereo filterless class-D amplifier with patented Common Mode Scrambling technology capable of driving 2W-rms per channel at 1% THD+N into 4 ohm load. The CX93610 is priced at $5.00 each (in 1000 unit quantities). Pricing for the CX20752 and CX20754 start at $1.24 and $1.54, respectively (in 10 K quantities).
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced that Synopsys’ DesignWare® High-Definition Multimedia Interface[tm] (HDMI[tm]) 1.4a Transmitter (Tx) digital controller and PHY IP solutions in the 40-nanometer (nm) process node have achieved certification from an HDMI Authorized Training Center (ATC). The DesignWare HDMI PHY IP achieved HDMI 1.4a compliance by passing all process, voltage and temperature variation tests, which are key certification requirements for environmental robustness. Synopsys’ fully compliant HDMI 1.4a Tx solution is now available in more than 10 process technologies, ranging from 90-nm to 40-nm. With support for the latest HDMI 1.4a specification features such as all eight 3D formats, HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC) and real-time content signaling, the DesignWare HDMI 1.4a Tx controller and PHY IP enable system-on-chip (SoC) designers and device manufacturers to quickly incorporate advanced functionality into their multimedia source applications with less risk and improved time-to-market.
dPict Imaging announced the Nexeon HD Xtra, a full-featured PCI Express video frame grabber for high-resolution HDTV video inputs. Nexeon HD Xtra adds support for the high-definition Serial Digital Interface (SDI) standard. In addition to SDI, Nexeon HD Xtra supports digital HDMI or analog YPrPb format video inputs, and supports display and capture from HDTV sources up to 1080i and VGA display sources up to 1280×1024.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in consumer ICs, is the first to combine a DisplayPort 1.1a and HDMI 1.3 receiver to support full high-definition sources, such as Blu-Ray, while providing comprehensive analog-video and audio connectivity. The new STDP8028 SoC from ST simplifies the design of high-end Full-HD multimedia displays with its unique integration of video inputs, advanced video quality and usability features such as Picture-In-Picture (PIP) and Picture-By-Picture (PBP). The SoC is being designed into multi-function monitors and public displays by leading OEMs around the world.