Xilinx Introduces HDMI 2.1 IP with 8K Support

Xilinx Introduces HDMI 2.1 IP with 8K Support 1

Xilinx this week introduced a comprehensive HDMI 2.1 IP subsystem for its various cores. The IP subsustem supports resolutions of up to 8K along with other features of the HDMI 2.1 spec, such as high refresh rates and HDR. The subsystem is now ready for licensing by Xilinx chip customers.

Xilinx’s HDMI 2.1 design features the company’s high-speed I/O transceivers that support HDMI 2.1’s data rates (presumably up to 48 Gbps) along with appropriate processing capabilities. The HDMI 2.1 subsystem can be combined with Xilinx’s decoders/encoders for various codecs supporting up to 8K resolutions.

The HDMI 2.1 subsystem enables developers of chips for various applications (including professional AV equipment, cameras, media players, monitors, projectors, KVM, digital signage) to build highly-integrated SoCs that can transmit, receive and process up to 8K video as well as support a “complete” HDMI 2.1 interface. In their turn, such SoCs will replace expensive custom, non-integrated HDMI 2.1 implementations that tend to use multiple chips.

Unfortunately, Xilinx is a bit light on the details on which HDMI 2.1 features its IP core actually supports. The company confirms an 8K (7680×4320) resolution and implies on “higher frame rates and high dynamic range” along with HDMI 2.1 data rates, but does not detail exact numbers. According to HDMI Forum, companies can use HDMI 2.1 branding to designate products that support certain HDMI 2.1 features, but not necessarily all of them. Therefore, it remains to be seen which capabilities Xilinx’s IP core actually supports.

“Today’s professional AV and broadcast markets continue to demand higher resolution, higher frame rates and high dynamic range, to deliver more immersive viewing experiences,” said Ramesh Iyer, director of marketing, Pro AV and Broadcast market, Xilinx. “Our customers can now implement the complete HDMI 2.1 interface on-chip, creating highly-integrated designs that can natively handle 8K processing. And customers can combine this functionality with 8K lightweight mezzanine codecs for 8K over IP streaming, reducing real-estate, power consumption and BOM costs.”

Related Reading:

Source: Xilinx

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

What Are E-stablecoins And How Do They Operate?
What Are E-Stablecoins And How Do They Operate?
August 11, 2022
How to Choose a Legit Crypto Casino?
August 5, 2022
Spend Crypto
5 Ways to Spend Crypto
August 2, 2022
What Is A DAO LLC?
What Is A DAO LLC?
August 2, 2022
Can Running A Lightning Node Earn You Passive Income?
Can Running A Lightning Node Earn You Passive Income?
July 5, 2022


CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
? --- 0.00 % 0.00 %

bitcoin
Bitcoin (BTC) $ 24,507.00
ethereum
Ethereum (ETH) $ 1,984.91
tether
Tether (USDT) $ 1.00
usd-coin
USD Coin (USDC) $ 1.00
bnb
BNB (BNB) $ 325.94
cardano
Cardano (ADA) $ 0.583074
xrp
XRP (XRP) $ 0.385348
binance-usd
Binance USD (BUSD) $ 1.00
solana
Solana (SOL) $ 46.47
polkadot
Polkadot (DOT) $ 9.31