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IP And PHY Chip Team Up For HDMI Solutions

Designers can use Silicon Image's latest intellectual property (IP) and a companion physical-layer (PHY) interface chip to implement high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) receiver and transmitter solutions. Fully compliant with the HDMI 1.1 specification, the transmit and receive blocks are available as soft register transfer level (RTL) cores that are foundry and process independent.

The companion Sil 9002 transmit PHY chip fully complies with HDMI 1.1 and 1.2 standards (see the figure). It can be added to system-on-a-chip designs that incorporate the HDMI transmit core. The Sil 9003 PHY receiver chip will be available next quarter.

Housed in a 48-lead thin-shrink small-outline package, the Sil 9002 costs $1.50 each in lots of 10,000. Contact the company for core licensing terms.

Silicon Image Inc.

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