Silicon Image introduces first semiconductor products incorporating HDMI 1.4 features for DTV and home theatre applications
Silicon Image today introduced the SiI9387 port processor and the SiI9334 transmitter, the first semiconductor products to incorporate the latest HDMI 1.4 specification features for digital television (DTV) and home theatre applications. The new devices offer a richer, more interactive HDMI entertainment experience by enabling new connectivity applications via Ethernet, such as Silicon Image’s LiquidHD technology. HDMI Ethernet Channel Devices using these Silicon Image chips will be able to transmit and receive full duplex data at 100Mb/sec over an HDMI cable.
The SiI9334 transmitter also supports full 48-bit Deep Color for high-end audio/video receiver (AVR) and Blu-ray Disc player applications for exceptional rendering of trillions of colors in stunning detail. The SiI9387 port processor and the SiI9334 transmitter are expected to sample in the second half of 2009.