Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification
and manufacturing, today announced the broad availability of silicon-proven
High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM) (HDMI(TM)) transmitter and receiver
digital controllers and PHY IP solutions as part of Synopsys' DesignWare IP
portfolio. Synopsys' DesignWare(R) IP for the HDMI interface is compliant to
the standard specification and supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
(HDCP). Synopsys also provides a roadmap for HDMI 1.4 with product availability
anticipated at the end of 2009. The IP is available in leading process technologies
from 90-nm down to 40-nm, and includes sample software drivers for system development.
Synopsys' HDMI IP solution is differentiated in terms of feature set, available
process nodes and worldwide technical support.
The DesignWare HDMI IP offering includes a comprehensive set of IP deliverables
that helps designers quickly embed this complex interface into next generation
multimedia SoCs with less risk. Furthermore, the DesignWare HDMI IP solution
provides differentiated features including:
- Superior analog front end to support longer HDMI cables, while maintaining
- Configurable RTL allow designers to optimize gate count and power consumption
by choosing only the features required in their application
- Built-in (on-die) termination resistors for lower bill-of-materials
- Numerous optional features as well as a choice of various video and audio
interfaces for ease of integration
"HDMI is one of fastest growing multimedia interfaces and is gaining wide-spread
acceptance as the standard for communicating between high-performance digital
devices," said Paul O'Donovan, principal analyst at Gartner. "Our
research indicates exponential growth in the number of HDMI ports for mobile/portable
markets such as camcorders and cameras. HDMI IP will play a key role in enabling
designers to integrate the HDMI interface in their next-generation systems."
"Valens continues to develop next generation products for the high definition
home entertainment market, and we chose Synopsys to provide us with a high-quality,
compliant HDMI IP solution that would help us quickly implement the latest functionality
into our advanced SoCs," said Massad Eyal, vice president of research and
development R&D at Valens Semiconductor. "Synopsys' silicon-proven
DesignWare HDMI IP enables us to deliver compelling products to the market faster
and with significantly less risk."
"HDMI has emerged as the de-facto multimedia interface standard for high-definition
consumer electronics and mobile devices," said John Koeter, vice president
of marketing for the Solutions Group. "With Synopsys' extensive customer
base, established sales and support infrastructure, and vast porting capabilities,
designers can turn to a trusted HDMI IP solution that can be integrated into
their SoC with less risk and improved time-to-market."