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Silicon Image presents 340Mhz HDMI transmitter chips

Written by James Delahunty @ 26 Oct 2006 9:23 User comments (3)

Silicon Image presents 340Mhz HDMI transmitter chips

Earlier this week, Silicon Image, Inc., introduced two new VastLane High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) transmitter chips that enable PC manufacturers to drive their digital output to PC monitors and HDTVs from a single transmitter. The VastLane SiI1392-3 and VastLane SiI1932-3 offer performance of up to 340MHz or 10.2Gbps, letting them support monitor resolutions up to WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) or HDTV resolutions up to 1440p.
The previous generation of HDMI chips for PCs operated at up to 165 MHz, which limited them to monitor resolutions of UXGA (1600 1200 pixels). Silicon Image is one of the HDMI founders and is delivering the components needed to strengthen the market leadership of the HDMI interface in the PC space. HDMI is already becoming the standard digital interface for HDTVs and HD CE equipment.

"Silicon Image is enabling PC manufacturers to realize the benefits of HDMI with HDMI transmitter solutions designed for all PC sources," said Dale Zimmerman, vice president of worldwide marketing at Silicon Image. "These products bring cost-effective, high-performance HDMI functionality to a variety of PC platforms, including motherboards with integrated graphics chipsets, notebook PCs and discrete graphics cards. PCs using these transmitters will have truly universal connectivity with the estimated 150 million DVI and HDMI monitors and TVs already in the market."

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3 user comments

127.10.2006 16:15

and what of the dreaded HDCP? Dose this mean my 5 year old monitor can do HDCP movies? if I get one of these cards?

227.10.2006 19:08

unfortunately not. most computer moniters were never designed to support HDCP

327.10.2006 19:13

I pretty much new that without HDCP being on the reciveing end of the HDMI connection denie you are of high def boobies...altho when porn goes high def that in itself will be a scray thing...LOL

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