Analogix Announces Availability of DisplayPort 1.2 HBR2 5.4Gbps Products

Company’s New DP 1.2 Tx and Rx Devices Provide 5.4 Gbps HBR2 Feature, Supporting Higher Bandwidth, Greater Color Depths and Improved EMI Performance

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:05 am PDT

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BEIJING
"These new DisplayPort devices clearly demonstrate our superior mixed signal and robust SerDes design capabilities, and our continued leadership in this space."

BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., a manufacturer and innovator of high-performance analog and mixed signal devices for the digital media and communications markets, launched the first DP Transmitter (Tx) and Receiver (Rx) which support the VESA DisplayPort Standard version 1.2 High Bit Rate 2 (HBR2) mode. Compared with DisplayPort 1.1a, the VESA DisplayPort version 1.2 supports higher bandwidth, greater color depths, improved EMI performance with smaller process technologies and lower cost. The new standard defines a scalable digital display interface with optional audio and content protection capability for broad applications within PC and consumer electronic (CE) devices. The interface is designed to support both internal chip-to-chip and external box-to-box digital display connections.

The new devices from Analogix provide the 5.4 Gbps HBR2 feature. Additionally, they can also work in 4.05 Gbps if needed, and are compliant with DisplayPort 1.1a 2.7Gbps/1.62Gbps modes. Using these devices, customers can obtain greater resolutions and better performance. All functions have been successfully tested in Analogix Labs.

“Analogix Semiconductor has been a leader and innovator in high-speed SerDes design for many years,” said Ning Zhu, CTO of Analogix Semiconductor. “These new DisplayPort devices clearly demonstrate our superior mixed signal and robust SerDes design capabilities, and our continued leadership in this space.”

Price and Availability Available as standalone devices or IP cores, the new DisplayPort receiver and transmitter components compliment a growing portfolio of DisplayPort products and IP cores, such as ANX9832 DP to VGA converter, ANX9830 DP to HDMI converter, ANX9804 & ANX9805 Dual-mode DP 1.1a Transmitters.

Samples are available upon request.

About Analogix Semiconductor

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the Digital Media market. Analogix is a leader in providing semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, the next-generation digital interconnect for the Personal Computer. Analogix also provides a full suite of HDMI transmitter and receiver solutions for the distribution of high-definition video and audio in consumer electronics. Analogix is based in Santa Clara, Calif., with offices in Beijing, China, Taipei, Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, visit http://www.analogix.com.

About DisplayPort

DisplayPort is the next-generation display interface for monitors, notebooks and consumer electronics. DisplayPort adopts the standard FPD monitor interconnect to replace VGA and DVI. It is also being adopted to replace LVDS in high resolution, high-refresh rate panel applications. For more information, visit www.displayport.org

About CoolHDTM

CoolHDTM, a new sub-brand of Analogix Semiconductor, delivers zero power HDMI technology that enables mobile and portable devices to offer stunning HD performance and direct connection to existing HDMI displays without sacrificing battery life or adding bulk.

Contact:

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
Soumendra Mohanty, 408-985-8848 ext. 225