DesignCon 2012, SAN JOSE, USA: Mixel, the leader in mobile mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), announced that SuperD, a leader in Glasses-free 3D solution technologies, employed Mixel Serializer and De-Serializer (SerDes) Technology to bring the world’s first wide viewing glasses-free 3D video to laptop consumers.
Mixel’s MXL-SR-LVDS-4CH Serializer and MXL-DS-LVDS-4CH De-Serializer IP provide the physical layer for SuperD’s market leading Glasses-free 3D image processing chip. SuperD was able to license the Mixel IP, achieve 1st time silicon success, transfer its product, incorporating the Mixel IP, to production, commercialize the technology, and achieve a design win, in the world’s first Glasses-free 3D Laptop, namely Toshiba’s Qosmio line of products, all in record time.
“This is a perfect example of the outstanding results that the supply chain can achieve when best-in-class partners combine their core competencies to deploy a truly innovative technology, commercialize it in record time, and achieve first time technical and commercial success,” said Ashraf Takla, Mixel president and CEO. “Mixel’s leadership in mobile PHY such as LVDS and MIPI provide our customers with a one stop shop for all related IP, which our customers use to rapidly deploy their products and capture a piece of the exploding mobile market.”
The Mixel LVDS SerDes is a high-performance 4-channel IP, supporting up to 1.25 Gbps/channel, thus providing 5Gbps aggregate bandwidth. Mixel’s LVDS SerDes IP is designed to support high-speed low-power applications such as SuperD’s Glasses-free 3D graphics chipset. SuperD’s 3D product achieved 1st pass silicon success in record time, extending Mixel’s leadership in high-performance mobile PHYs, including LVDS, MDDI, and MIPI IP.
“By combining Mixel's differentiated SerDes technology, SuperD was able to deploy its ground breaking 3D technology to end customers with such an innovative product solution in record time,” said Silent Liu, SuperD’s VP of Engineering. “Mixel provided us with prompt and exceptional support through all phases of the project, from pre-sale, integration, pre-silicon verification, silicon evaluation, and finally through transfer to production,” he added.
Mixel will be demonstrating the SerDes IP, integrated into the final 3D product at DesignCon 2012, January 31st to February 1st, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.