Integrated HD Upscaling Technology Transforms Standard Definition Mass-Market Phones into "HD Ready" Smartphones
Silicon Image(NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of wireless and wired HD connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of two new adaptive scaling, MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) transmitters, the SiI8352 and SiI8356, designed specifically to convert standard-definition (SD) mass market phones into high-definition (HD) ready smartphones, making HD video out available to consumers at all smartphone price points.
With mobile device technology continuing to advance, consumers now see their smartphones evolving into a gaming console, media player, camera, or PC. Connecting smartphones to large displays further enhances the user experience. To date, HD video output has been limited to higher-end smartphones equipped with the latest mobile applications processors. By utilizing the SiI8352 or SiI8356 with integrated adaptive scaler technology, mobile OEMs can turn mass-market phones with mainstream applications processors into "HD Ready" models and deliver a high-end TV out experience.
"Today's consumers desire the ability to use their mobile devices for interactive, low latency applications such as gaming while connected to a larger screen," said David Kuo, director of product marketing at Silicon Image. "Silicon Image's new SiI8352 and SiI8356 MHL transmitters bring that big-screen HD experience to mass-market mobile platforms, enabling this user experience at all price points."
In addition to a growing number of MHL-enabled DTVs, PC monitors, and home theater devices, MHL phones using SiI8352 or SiI8356 can easily connect to any non-MHL displays such as HDMI, DVI, and VGA displays through a simple adapter.
To interface with popular mainstream mobile applications processors, the SiI8352 and SiI8356 are designed with digital RGB and MIPI DSI video inputs, respectively.
Key features of the SiI8352 and SiI8356 single-chip MHL transmitters include:
- An adaptive HD video scaler that turns low resolution video input into HD ready video
- Low power MHL transmitter
- Integrated high speed switch, allowing mobile devices to leverage their existing connections for both MHL and USB functions.
MHL technology enables a mobile device to transmit 1080p uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio over five pins, while also supporting HDCP content protection. MHL-enabled DTVs, displays and monitors provide power to the mobile device when connected, ensuring that the phone battery is charged and ready to use even after viewing a full-length feature movie.
For more information on the SiI8352 and SiI8356 MHL transmitters, visit www.siliconimage.com.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
Silicon Image is a leading provider of wireless and wired connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property products that are compliant with global industry standards and feature market leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™ and InstaPrevue™. Silicon Image's products are deployed by the world's leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ and MHL™, and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video – WirelessHD™. Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. For more information, visit us at http://www.siliconimage.com/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the anticipated performance, functionality, features, and benefits of Silicon Image's MHL technology and SiI8352 and SiI8356 MHL transmitters. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including the risk that Silicon Image's SiI8352 and SiI8356 MHL transmitters will not perform as anticipated or provide the functionality, features and benefits described in this news release, as well as the risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Silicon Image's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements. Silicon Image assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
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