Monday, December 19, 2011

TranSwitch's HDplay transceiver IC powers UMEC' high definition and high speed video switching U-HD1080S

SHELTON, USA & TAICHUNG, TAIWAN: TranSwitch Corp., a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecom markets, announced that its TXC-44144 HDplay transceiver integrated circuit (IC) has been selected by Universal Microelectronics Co. (UMEC) for the U-HD1080S video switch product.

The high definition (HD) and high speed video U-HD1080S switch is designed to enable connectivity of a number of devices such as personal computers, DVD players, set-top boxes and game consoles with digital TVs. The U-HD1080S features three independent input ports, HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort compliance with speeds up to 3.0 Gbps, 48 bits per color depth, and 3D video support with resolutions up to 4K x 2K exceeding 1080p resolution.

"Universal Microelectronics is committed to providing outstanding video switches to help our customers seamlessly connect Mini DisplayPort/DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI devices together," said Paul Ou, special assistant to the president of UMEC. "The superior performance and features of TranSwitch's HDplay™ product plays a critical role in delivering an outstanding video switch product that meets our customers' needs for quality, high-definition video and audio requirements."

"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by Universal Microelectronics for the high-performance U-HD1080S video switch," said Dr. Ali Khatibzadeh, president and CEO of TranSwitch.

"The rapid growth of consumer electronic devices that operate on different HD video connectivity standards such as HDMI and DisplayPort is creating demand for solutions to the interoperability problem. TranSwitch has responded to this challenge by introducing the innovative HDplay transceiver IC, which combines HDMI and DisplayPort functionality in a single package and provides the industry's highest performing and most integrated solution. It is also the first product on the market in terms of delivering 3.0 Gbps speed which is required for next-generation 4K x 2K resolution TVs.

"UMEC's selection of HDplay represents another key milestone in TranSwitch's path to growth in the consumer video interconnect business. We look forward to expanding our customer base and to announcing new customer wins for HDplay products as we move forward."
TranSwitch's TXC-44144 is a fully integrated solution that utilizes the Company's patented HDP™ technology, which eliminates the need for switching and enables HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.1 devices to work seamlessly together in a single PHY. The TXC-44144 supports all HDMI 1.4a resolutions, including 4K x 2K for large screen HDTVs, 3D TVs, projectors and AV (audio/video) receivers.

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