INDUSTRY’S FIRST HDMI™ TRANSMITTER TO FEATURE ON-CHIP CONSUMER ELECTRONIC CONTROL SUPPORT

ADV7520NK simplifies portable HDMI product design by integrating consumer electronic control functions allowing end users to command multiple A/V devices with one remote.
ADV7520NK

Norwood, MA (08/23/2007) -
About the ADV7520NK
Analog Devices’ ADV7520NK is a low-power HDMI™ v1.3 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface™) transmitter for portable media and DVD players, video recorders, and other mobile multimedia devices capable of supporting high-definition audio and video content. The ADV7520NK is the first HDMI transmitter to incorporate a CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) buffer on-chip, which reduces component count, eases design complexity and speeds time to market for portable high-definition (HD) devices by eliminating the need for the design engineer to develop a separate CEC support channel.

Providing added convenience, the CEC feature allows end users to use a single remote control to run multiple CEC-enabled HD devices, eliminating the need to juggle separate remotes to control the TV, set-top box and portable HD devices. For example, when viewing content from an HD DVC, DSC, or portable media player on an HDTV the CEC-enabled HDTV remote can be used to play or rewind movies, manage power-on, input selection and power-off functions for the TV, cable/satellite set-top box or audio/video receiver, switch between boxes, or change video and audio modes.

The ADV7520NK adds CEC support to the innovative low-power design of ADI’s AD9387NK HDMI transmitter, which enables longer-running battery-powered video devices. Unlike competitive devices that can require external voltage translator chips, ADI’s new HDMI transmitter includes 5 V-tolerant I/Os that support I²C and HPD (Hot Plug Detect). This further simplifies system design and extends battery life in portable electronics by eliminating external voltage translator chips to convert these I/O signals from 5 V to either 1.8 V or 3.3 V.

The new HDMI transmitter includes support for xvYCC (known as “extended view” or “extended Gamut YCC” as specified in IEC 61966-2-4) color gamut metadata, which increases the range of available colors to render the most life-like images possible when playing back digital video content. The ADV7520NK supports HDMI v1.3, DVI (Digital Video Interface) v1.0, and HDCP v1.3 standards as well as S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface Format) and eight channels of I2S (Inter-IC Sound) audio to enable 7.1 surround sound audio with a max sample rate of 192 kHz.

The ADV7520NK HDMI transmitter is compatible with other Analog Devices components in the advanced TV signal chain, including the AD9388A 10-bit dual analog/HDMI receiver; AD7142 programmable capacitance touch screen sensors; and ADV7180 and ADV7441 video decoders.

Availability and Pricing
The ADV7520NK is sampling now, and will be available in full production quantities in November 2007. The ADV7520NK is priced at $4.13 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities and is available in a 76-ball BGA (ball grid array) package or a 64-lead LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package).

About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

HDMI and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Editor's Contact Information:

Jennifer Viera
781/937-1363
781/937-1078
jennifer.viera@analog.com

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