Synopsys DesignWare HDMI IP receives HDMI 2.0 certification

Synopsys announced that its DesignWare HDMI 2.0 Transmitter (TX) and Receiver (RX) Controller and PHY IP have been certified by an HDMI authorized testing center. Synopsys’ HDMI 2.0IP with Elliptic Technologies’ HDCP embedded security module also achieved HDCP 2.2 certification, enabling the highest content protection over the HDMI 2.0 interface for ultra-high definition multimedia system-on-chips (SoCs).

“Synopsys DesignWare IP consistently delivers superior performance, power and area compared to alternative solutions. Selecting HDMI IP that has been silicon-proven and is compliant to the HDMI standards gave us confidence that the IP would work as expected and allowed us to focus our engineering resources on our proprietary SoC multicore architecture and achieve time-to-market goals for our customer’s next-generation mobile devices,” said Cottice Lee, chip design director of Rockchip.

“Our partnership with Synopsys is a strong testimonial of the highly advanced and robust security technology we bring to the market. The certification of Elliptic Technologies’ HDCP 2.2 Embedded Security Module with Synopsys’ HDMI 2.0 IP reinforces the companies’ abilities to meet stringent compliancy standards and protect ultra-high definition content on any device,” said Vijay Dube, president and CEO of Elliptic Technologies.

Synopsys’ DesignWare HDMI IP and verification IP support the latest HDMI 2.0 features, including 18 Gbps aggregate bandwidth to enable 4K resolution with24-bit color at 60 Hz frame rate. Support forYCbCr4:2:0 format enables ultra-high definition content with reduced bandwidth, the 21×9 frame format enables a wide aspect ratio for a true cinema experience and scrambling of transition-minimized differential signaling (TMDS) data reduces electromagnetic interferences (EMI). In addition, the DesignWare HDMI IP supports the consumer electronic control (CEC) 2.0 specification for uniform remote control features.

“Designers developing next-generation multimedia SoCs require advanced capabilities such as ultra-high definition 4K resolution, high frame rates and increased bandwidth. By providing a complete, certified HDMI 2.0 IP with the HDCP 2.2 embedded security module, Synopsys enables designers to quickly incorporate the necessary functionality into their SoCs with less risk,” said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and prototyping at Synopsys.

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