Synerchip Introduces World's First DiiVA™ Interface-Based ICs at CES

Thursday, January 7th, 2010 
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New DiiVA ICs Enable CE Makers to Deploy DiiVA-Enabled Home Theater Products in 2010

LAS VEGAS — Synerchip Co., Ltd., a provider of innovative high-speed digital interface semiconductors, today announced that it is sampling the world’s first transmitter and receiver ICs compliant with the Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio™ (DiiVA)™ Specification. Providing the DiiVA functionality for prototypes showcased by brand leaders at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Synerchip’s ICs are offered for design in now for CE products with production quantities available in mid 2010.

Elevating the home entertainment experience to a higher level, DiiVA enables consumer electronics devices to connect to one another in a network, carrying uncompressed video, audio, USB, Ethernet, content protection and power over a single low-cost cable. The DiiVA network brings consumers the following advantages: establishes the TV as the point of interaction for all devices on the network, enables content-based versus connection-based navigation, offers shared internet and USB access to content, and provides integration of mobile and portable devices and support for 3D formats and 4K displays — making possible the ultimate intuitive and interactive digital entertainment experience.

Synerchip’s new family of products provides DiiVA support for the following home theater devices:

  • SCP1800™ – DiiVA Receiver for digital televisions (DTVs), LCD monitors and digital signage
  • SCP1801™ – DiiVA Endpoint Transmitter for set-top boxes, Blu-ray/DVD players, game consoles and digital media adapters
  • SCP1803™ – DiiVA Daisy Chain Transmitter for the above source devices configured in a cascaded configuration

“We are excited to supply manufacturing partners with semiconductor and reference software solutions that enable the delivery of DiiVA-based home entertainment networking devices to consumers around the globe,” said Synerchip CEO Dr. David Lee. “Synerchip’s multi-gigabit PHY and switch architecture serves as the basis for the DiiVA specification, and by combining it with the necessary reference software and support services, we are setting the industry’s gold standard for DiiVA-compliant ICs. With a breakthrough interface capable of delivering a total of 18Gbps throughput with power at very low cost, consumers can soon look forward to a truly interactive entertainment experience throughout their homes.”