New Devices Dramatically Accelerate HDMI Port Switching in DTVs To Under One Second and Offer HD Mobile Device Connectivity Through InstaPort and MHL Technologies
Silicon Image believes port processors are the natural evolution of its HDMI(TM) receiver products by providing new connectivity features for the DTV with minimal additional software required of the DTV's main processor. The SiI9287 port processor supports InstaPort technology to dramatically reduce switching times between HDMI source devices such as digital video recorders (DVRs), Blu-Ray players, game consoles and set-top boxes (STBs). Previous-generation HDMI switching solutions often required long delays -- usually up to four to seven seconds. Silicon Image's 9287 port processors with InstaPort technology can reduce HDMI switching times to under a second. With the number of HDMI source devices growing, television manufacturers understand that today's consumers want seamless and instantaneous switching between devices.
The SiI9285 and SiI9287 port processors also support Silicon Image's MHL technology, a low-pin-count serial link technology that enables mobile devices such as cameras, mobile phones and portable media devices to connect and display standard and high-definition content to DTVs.
"High definition mobile and broadband entertainment devices of all kinds continue to emerge and consumers want more ways to connect these devices," said Lew Paceley, DTV marketing director at Silicon Image. "Consumers expect to access content on these new devices as fast as they can change channels on their DTVs and would like the flexibility to transfer their multimedia and high-definition content from their mobile to their HDTV device. Silicon Image's InstaPort and MHL technologies make this possible."
Silicon Image's new port processor family will be sampling in July to global manufacturers. More information on the company's DTV solutions can be found at http://www.siliconimage.com.
About Silicon Image
Silicon Image, Inc. is a global leader in driving the architecture and semiconductor implementation for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content in the consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile device markets. With a rich history of technology innovation that includes creating industry standards such as SATA, DVI and HDMI, Silicon Image partners with the world's leading entertainment creators and electronics manufacturers to deliver digital HD content to consumers anytime, anywhere, on any device. Silicon Image is also a leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property solutions for high-definition multimedia and data storage applications. Additionally, Simplay Labs, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, offers robust testing tools, technologies, support services, consulting and product certification to electronics manufacturers to maximize performance, interoperability and ensure the highest-quality HD experience to consumers. With engineering, sales and customer support facilities located throughout North America, Asia and Europe, Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG) is globally headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit http://www.siliconimage.com.
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