SOURCE: TranSwitch


October 15, 2012 09:00 ET

TranSwitch Selected by DigitalZone for HDMI Extender

HDplay, the Industry's Only HDMI IC Solution With AnyCable Technology, to Power DigitalZone's Upcoming HDMI Extender for Public, Commercial, and Residential Display Applications

SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - Oct 15, 2012) -  TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company's HDplay™ TXC-44144 HDMI®/DisplayPort™ transceiver has been selected by DigitalZone for an HDMI solution with anticipated initial production shipments to begin during the fourth quarter 2012. DigitalZone, a leading global manufacturer of peripherals for the Digital TV market, will use TranSwitch's HDplay transceiver with AnyCable™ technology to deliver a high-definition HDMI extender that supports HDMI 1.4 performance across long distances.

HDMI extenders are used in a wide array of applications, ranging from home entertainment centers to large format commercial displays, to help connect source devices to a display over medium to long distances. According to a report by iSuppli, HDMI-enabled device shipments are expected to increase from approximately 629 million units in 2011 to 1.3 billion units in 2014, fueling the demand for peripherals including HDMI extenders.

Connecting source devices to a display over long distances presents a technical challenge with signal degradation impacting reliability and video quality. TranSwitch's HDplay transceiver is the industry's only HDMI solution that includes AnyCable technology with accelerated adaptive equalization. This patented technology delivers exceptional performance enabling long distance HDMI cable runs with outstanding signal quality and reliability. Furthermore, AnyCable technology allows the use of lower cost cables with less shielding, helping to save customers money.

"Our new HDMI extender has been optimized for large format public displays, commercial displays, and home entertainment systems, by providing superior performance over long cable runs," said SangYeon Lee, vice president and chief technology officer at DigitalZone. "Working with TranSwitch and leveraging the Company's innovative HDplay transceivers with AnyCable technology, we have been able to deliver a HDMI solution that not only provides greater flexibility in cable selection, but also ensures outstanding video and audio quality for an unmatched display experience."

"We are very pleased to support DigitalZone's extender product and look forward to continued cooperation on future models," said Tim Blanke, vice president of worldwide sales at TranSwitch. "HDMI transmission over long distances has been a challenge for many public, commercial, and residential applications. DigitalZone recognized the advantage of our HDplay solution which allows display customers to place the display in the ideal location and confidently select a lower cost cable, while maintaining HDMI 1.4 performance."

TranSwitch's HDplay Transceiver IC TXC-44144 Key Features:

  • Industry-leading integration to reduce space and simplify designs
    • One HDP™ v1.4a Rx port, which supports HDMI & DisplayPort Dual Mode
    • Three HDMI v1.4b Rx ports, with one port providing full Ethernet Audio Return Channel (HEAC)
    • One HDMI v1.4b Tx port
    • Embedded EDID RAM
    • Programmable RJ-45 Ethernet output
    • SmartCEC™ using specialized MCU
  • Outstanding performance to provide crystal clear video and audio
    • HDMI v1.4b Rx with link speed up to 3.0Gbps
    • Supports full 3D video and 4Kx2K resolutions
    • Phaswitch™ to provide fast port switching
    • AnyCable to support long and inexpensive cables
    • Eight channel audio support

About TranSwitch Corporation
TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC) designs, develops and supplies innovative integrated circuit (IC) and intellectual property (IP) solutions that provide core functionality for voice, data and video communications equipment for network, enterprise and customer premises applications. We provide integrated multi-core network processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions and software solutions for Fixed, 3G and 4G Mobile, VoIP and Multimedia Infrastructures. For the customer-premises market, we offer interoperable connectivity solutions that provide a bridge between HDMI and DisplayPort and enable the distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) content for consumer electronic and personal computer markets and also provide a family of communications processors that provide best-in-class performance for a range of applications. Overall, we have over 100 active customers, including the leading global telecom equipment providers, semiconductor and consumer product companies. For more information, please visit or follow us at Facebook or Twitter.

About DigitalZone
DigitalZone, Co., LTD. is a leading manufacturer of peripheral devices that deliver exceptional image and sound quality to Digital HD television for both consumer and commercial applications. By leveraging advanced technologies and innovative designs, the Company has launched a wide array of products that lead the industry in both performance and value. These world-class devices, such as HD stream generators, component distributors, and HDMI splitters are being used by top-tier OEMs around the world, including Samsung, Philips, Sony, and LG. For more information, please visit

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