Analogix Launches SlimPort™ Technology for Portable Devices

Allows Phones, Tablets and More to Easily Connect to Any External Display

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:10 am PST

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.
"Device manufacturers are increasingly incorporating HD playback into their portable products, and users of these devices want a simple way to view video, apps and enterprise applications on a larger screen"

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Analogix Semiconductor, Inc., a world leader in high-performance digital media interface solutions, today announced the launch of its patent-pending SlimPort™ technology, which allows smartphones and other SlimPort-enabled mobile devices to deliver uncompressed 3D HD audio and video to large screen HDTVs and other displays over the existing mobile USB connector without draining the mobile devices’ batteries. SlimPort transmitters work with power saving CoolHD™ Analogix technology to enable HDTVs to play back digital media from any mobile device – including tablets, MP4 players, digital cameras, mobile phones and camcorders – using the existing mobile USB connector and existing display devices such as HDTVs, monitors and projectors.

“Device manufacturers are increasingly incorporating HD playback into their portable products, and users of these devices want a simple way to view video, apps and enterprise applications on a larger screen,” said Dr. Kewei Yang, Chairman and CEO of Analogix. “SlimPort is the natural evolution of our award winning CoolHD zero power HDMI technology. Not only does it save power but it also removes the need for additional connectors on the mobile unit. Devices that take advantage of SlimPort are able to offer an uncompromised fully immersive end user experience in a sleeker and lighter form factor.”

The ability to connect smartphones or other mobile devices to external displays has historically been limited because manufacturers were either reluctant to incur the cost or unable to find room for an extra connector. SlimPort not only offers the ability for the mobile device to utilize a single connector for charging, data synchronization and multimedia playback, but also provides increased compatibly with a larger range of display by supporting multiple display interconnect standards. With SlimPort’s built-in HDMI and other legacy display converters, all that’s required to connect any device to any display is a standard USB connector and an ultra-thin SlimPort cable. SlimPort technology enables a wide range of entertainment options for consumers, as well as productivity applications for professionals on the go.

Technology Benefits:

SlimPort delivers numerous benefits, including:

Uses Existing Mobile USB Connectors

SlimPort uses standard mobile USB connectors to deliver content to any external display with the user’s choice of a thin cable (up to five meters long), or docking station to give users a simple, totally transparent plug-and-play experience.

Connects to any Display

SlimPort works with all standard interfaces, including VGA, DVI and other legacy systems, as well as HDMI 1.4a and next-generation DisplayPort™ displays, supporting up to 3D 1080p with 7.1 channel audio.

Supports Simultaneous Displays

SlimPort allows users to display their mobile desktop on a large screen. It can also support multiple displays with different applications running on each monitor. Now enterprise users and consumers can enjoy a variety of mobile applications simultaneously, on multiple displays.

Extends Battery Life

CoolHD technology from Analogix recovers and recycles power from the display, preserving the portable device’s battery charge during HD playback and allowing users to continue using their mobile phones for enterprise applications, emails and voice calls.

Recharges Device During Playback

CoolHD technology also charges mobile devices during HDTV playback, keeping mobile devices recharged and ready to go, even after extended viewing.

Integrates with TV Remote

Utilizing HDMI’s Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) capability, SlimPort-enabled mobile devices can be controlled while connected to any CEC-capable display.

Fully Compliant with Existing Standards

Fully compliant with HDMI 1.4a and legacy HDMI, DVI and VGA standards.

Hollywood Standard Content Protection

SlimPort is fully compliant with Hollywood Standard Content Protection (HDCP) to protect copyrighted content from unauthorized interception.

No Royalties Required

Analogix developed its SlimPort technology with consumers in mind. With no royalty payments required, it is the most cost effective solution.

Product Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress

Analogix will unveil new SlimPort and CoolHD products on Feb. 14, 2011, during the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain. Visit the Analogix booth (2B97, Hall 2) for a demonstration of the SlimPort platform and detailed product discussions.

About SlimPort

SlimPort, a patent-pending technology, allows smartphones and other mobile devices to transmit uncompressed HD audio and video over existing mobile USB connectors. Utilizing a single connector for charging, data synchronization and multimedia connectivity, device manufacturers are able to design slimmer sleeker devices. SlimPort mobile devices connect directly to HDTVs and other displays through simple, ultra-thin cables. Leveraging CoolHD technology, SlimPort supports zero power conversion to HDMI and is compatible with multiple other display interfaces such as DVI, DisplayPort and VGA.

About CoolHD

CoolHD, a patent-pending technology, enables HDMI transmitters to recover and recycle the wasted HDMI-TMDS link power which otherwise would be lost as transmitter heat dissipation. By operating on recycled power, CoolHD HDMI transmitters significantly extend the battery life and reduce the heat dissipation of connected handheld devices.

About Analogix Semiconductor

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for the digital multimedia market, from portable devices such as smartphones to high-end graphics cards and large, high-definition displays. Analogix is a leader in providing end-to-end interface connectivity semiconductor solutions for DisplayPort, including the SlimPort™ family of products. Additionally, Analogix provides a full suite of HDMI transmitters including the ultra-low power CoolHD™ family of products, and receivers for the distribution of high-definition video and audio in consumer electronics. Analogix is based in Santa Clara, Calif., with sales and customer support offices in Beijing-China, Shenzhen-China, Taipei-Taiwan and Tokyo-Japan. For more information, visit http://www.analogix.com.

 

 

Contact:

Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
For SlimPort and CoolHD Products
Soumendra Mohanty, +1 408-988-8848 ext. 225
smohanty@analogixsemi.com