TranSwitch’s HDwire™ is Optimized for Next-generation LCD/LED Panels with Display Resolutions Beyond 1080p Reaching 8K x 4K .
SHELTON, Conn. – January 05, 2012 – TranSwitch Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today introduced its HDwire™ video interface solution. The Company’s HDwire™ video interface solution offers the industry’s fastest video interface, supporting current and next-generation, high-definition (HD) video displays. The ultra-fast HDwire™ panel interface ensures reliable, crystal-clear video for the highest available computer and TV display resolutions at low power consumption and low system design cost. TranSwitch is initially offering HDwire™ as licensable intellectual property (IP) cores and plans to offer IC’s in the future.
The current generation of Low-Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) TV internal interfaces operate at relatively slow speeds and require cables with a high number of wires to transmit video signals from the video processor to the display panel controller. With the ever increasing size, resolution, refresh rate, and color depth of new LCD/LED panels, the number of LVDS cables required is rapidly increasing, thus driving up the cost and complexity of TV’s and computer monitors. TranSwitch’s HDwire™ transceiver is designed to support the needs of emerging displays without the need for multiple, expensive cables and connectors.
“By leveraging our vast experience with ultra high speed video interconnect standards and close relationships with leading consumer electronics manufacturers, TranSwitch has developed the industry’s fastest video interface solution to replace the aging LVDS technology. TranSwitch’s HDwire™ solution offers performance of 5Gbps per link and scalability that significantly reduces the cost of cabling in High-Definition (HD) and Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) panels compared with other solutions,” said Amir Bar-Niv, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the High Speed Interconnect Business at TranSwitch. “With the emergence of UHD content, manufacturers can utilize the blazing fast HDwire™ video interface to develop ultra-high dots-per-inch (DPI) monitors and television displays. By increasing the DPI, these displays will deliver video that is crisper and clearer than ever before.”
According to the Quarterly TV Design and Feature Report from DisplaySearch, it is estimated that roughly 240 million digital TVs and 270 million computer monitors will be shipped in 2014. Also, new flat-panel TV’s with resolutions of 4K x 2K (beyond 1080p) will be launched to production starting in 2012. With the phase out of LVDS technology by TV and monitor OEMs, HDwire™ presents a new and significant addressable market and growth opportunity for TranSwitch. It is estimated that the market for high-definition panel interface solutions will exceed USD $250 million per year by 2014.
TranSwitch’s new HDwire™ solution is a fully integrated transceiver that provides up to 12 lanes, with link speeds of 5.0 Gbps to support both 4K x 2K and 8K x 4K resolutions.
TranSwitch's HDwire™ Video Interface Solution Key Features:
Industry-leading performance to support current and future display resolutions
- Scalable configuration for up to 12 forward data lanes
- Link speed at 5.0Gbps per lane
- Support of 4K x 2K at 120 Hz and 8K x 4K displays
- Optional reverse lane for transporting Touch Panel, camera, audio and other data
- Low power consumption
World-class quality connections to provide reliably sharp video
- Low electromagnetic interface (EMI) design
- Support FR4 FPCB, FFC flat cable & Unshielded Twist Pair (UTP) wires
- Low system design cost
For more information, please visit www.transwitch.com. TranSwitch will also offer demonstrations by appointment, at its private suite during the 2012 International CES, January 10 – 13, 2012.