To foster the development of innovative solutions based on emerging ultra-high-definition transmission and high dynamic range (HDR) support, Valens has developed a new reference design which supports HDBaseT transmission of full 18 Gbps HDMI 2.0 video, including 4K 60 4:4:4 resolutions.
The reference design is based on Lattice Semiconductor’s ultra HD video interface chip to enable UHD video transmission using visually lossless compression, while claiming to maintain overall latency to a few microseconds.
The reference design, as stated in the Press release, 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).
Gabi Shriki, Head of Valens’ AV Business Line, commented: “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.”
Talking about the new reference design, C.H. Chee, Senior Director of Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor, said: “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.”
Valens’ HDBaseT Visually Lossless Compression solution will be showcased at the HDBaseT Alliance Stand at ISE 2017 (Stand 5-S85).