Lattice Semiconductor Corporation launched their world’s first super MHL solutions for USB type C to deliver 4K 60fps RGB/4:4:4 video with concurrent USB 3.1 Gen 1 or Gen 2 data. This transmitter and receiver pair can deliver and receive 4K 60 fps over a single lane, enabling a PC experience with USB Type-C devices. There are two devices launched:
The Sil8630 and Sil9396 are low power transmitter and receiver pair which delivers and receives 4K 60fps over a single lane, enabling a PC experience with USB Type-C devices.
SiI8630 – Mobile/PC Market
This transmitter is a seamless interface to HDMI2.0 transmitters which are already integrated in the application processors these days in laptops, phones. When combined with Si7033, this transmitter provides a complete solution to deliver 4K video with concurrent USB 3.1data.
SiI9396 – Mobile/PC Accessories and Displays
The SiI9396 is a receiver, which is used for MHL adapters and docks. The SiI9396 receiver can also be used in monitors, projectors and TVs to connect to MHL and superMHL sources, including mobile and PC devices with the USB Type-C connector.
Abdullah Raouf, senior marketing manager at Lattice Semiconductor said,
“Our superMHL transmitters and receivers offer the lowest power, quick time to market, and the only solution to offer concurrent USB 3.1 data with 4K60 UHD video to address the growing number of productivity applications for mobile devices. Other video solutions require four lanes to deliver 4K 60fps, which inhibits concurrent 4K video with USB 3.1 data.”
The SiI8630 and SiI9396 devices support:
UHD 4K 60fps 4:4:4 over a single lane
Improved Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) features
Concurrent USB 3.1 (Gen 1 or Gen 2) data
Seamless integration with USB Type-C products
Latest superMHL features (BT.2020, High Dynamic Range, Object Audio, HDCP 2.2)
Legacy connectivity to MHL1, 2, and 3 enabled products