Silicon Image Expands DTV Port Processor Portfolio With MHL Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- December 13, 2010-- Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG), a leader in advanced, interoperable HD connectivity solutions for consumer electronics, today announced the expansion of its growing MHLâ„¢ (Mobile High-Definition Link) product portfolio with the addition of the SiI9387A MHL-enabled HDTV port processor. HDTVs incorporating the SiI9387A seamlessly connect MHL-enabled mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, to display up to 1080p HD video and digital audio content from the mobile device directly to the HDTV.
Silicon Image's port processors are industry-proven platforms for innovation that add the latest connectivity and performance features to HDTVs. Key features of the SiI9387A port processor include:
- Auto-Sensing MHL Port
- Automatically detects MHL source device
- Supports MHL commands that control the mobile device through the TV remote
- MHL input resolutions up to 1080p @ 30Hz or 720p/1080i @ 60Hz
- InstaPortâ„¢ S single-second HDMI port switching technology
- An HDTV with the SiI9387A can perform InstaPort fast input switching with any HDMI source device in the market today
- HDMI Ports
- Five HDMI 1.4 inputs
- HDMI Ethernet Channel/Audio Return Channel on any one port
- Content Type detection on active port
- One HDMI output
- Integrated Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) and Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) memory
- Five HDMI 1.4 inputs
- HDCP Content Protection
- Power Management
- Standby mode allows both HDMI and MHL devices to wake TV from standby
- Low standby power mode with auxiliary power mode for CEC, MHL and EDID support
"The MHL technology in the SiI9387A port processor provides the mobile HD connectivity that consumers want, delivering digital HD quality, plug-and-play simplicity, and the ability to charge the phone while playing video," said Alex Chervet, senior director of product marketing at Silicon Image, Inc.
For more information on the SiI9387A port processor as well as Silicon Image's comprehensive MHL-enabled product portfolio, visit http://www.siliconimage.com.
About MHL Technology and MHL, LLC
The MHL specification, introduced in June 2010, is an HD video and digital audio interface optimized for connecting mobile phones and portable devices to HDTVs, displays and other home entertainment products. MHL technology features a single cable with a 5-pin interface able to support up to 1080p HD video and digital audio while simultaneously providing power to the mobile device, and utilizing established connectors. MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Silicon Image, Inc., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which enables the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Image, Inc. For more information please visit http://www.mhlconsortium.org.
About Silicon Image, Inc.
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Silicon Image is a leading provider of advanced, interoperable connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPortâ„¢. Silicon Image's products are deployed by the world's leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, DTVs, Blu-Ray Discâ„¢ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMIÂ® and DVIâ„¢ industry standards, as well as the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMTâ„¢ (Serial Port Memory Technology) and MHLâ„¢ (Mobile High-Definition Link). 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/.