Valens and Lattice Semiconductor deliver HDBaseT 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 reference design
Reference designs aren't intrinsically news, but since they are an essential tool to enable product flexibilty (i.e. smaller OEMs can play too). I think it's worth highlighting this announcement. Afterall, who doesn't want to see a plethera of 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 devices; creating a more competative market .
Valens and Lattice Semiconductor Partner to Deliver HDBaseT Reference Design to Support 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 Resolutions
Amsterdam, ISE 2017 – Feb. 7, 2017 –Valens, the developer of HDBaseT and founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, announced the availability of a reference design for HDBaseT transmission of full 18 Gbps HDMI 2.0, including 4K 60 4:4:4. The reference design leverages Lattice Semiconductor’s video connectivity ASSPs (Application Specific Standard Product) to enable Ultra High-definition (UHD) video transmission using visually lossless compression, while maintaining overall latency to a few microseconds.
With Valens’ reference design, vendors and manufacturers are developing innovative solutions to address the market needs for ultra-high-definition transmission and HDR support. Several companies are already introducing such solutions, and will be showcasing them at ISE 2017.
The solution pairs Valens Colligo chipset (VS2310) with Lattice’s chipsets (SiI9630, a low-power HDMI 2.0 transmitter and SiI9396, a low-power HDMI 2.0 receiver), to deliver a turnkey reference design for HDMI 2.0 4K60 4:4:4 video for faster time to market.
“With this new reference design, we are addressing the market need for long range transmission of full 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 and HDR-enabled content. This solution is also a precursor to the future HDMI 2.1 specification, which will use visually lossless compression to support the higher format resolutions. Valens has a long-standing policy of listening to our customers’ needs, and provide the most suitable solutions to address their requests.”
Gabi Shriki, Head of Valens’ AV Business Line
“As ultra-high-definition content continues to grow, our partnership with Valens enables the delivery of UHD content to the maximum limit of HDMI 2.0 over long distances, without any compromise of quality. Our broad ASSP product portfolio of UHD-enabled solutions are uniquely positioned to address the advanced requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s consumer and professional audiovisual needs.”
C.H. Chee, Senior Director of Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor
Valens’ HDBaseT Visually Lossless Compression solution will be showcased at the HDBaseT Alliance Stand at ISE 2017 (Stand 5-S85).
HDBaseT products based on this reference design comply with the HDBaseT standard, and may be submitted for certification at the Valens’ HDBaseT Recognized Testing Facility.
Established in 2006, Valens provides semiconductor products for the distribution of ultra-high-definition (HD) multimedia content. The company's HDBaseT technology enables long-reach connectivity of devices over a single cable and is a global standard for advanced digital media distribution. Valens is a private company headquartered in Israel. For more information, visit www.valens.com.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC) provides smart connectivity solutions powered by our low power FPGA, video ASSP, 60 GHz millimeter wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing, and automotive markets worldwide. Our unwavering commitment to our customers enables them to accelerate their innovation, creating an ever better and more connected world.