STMicroelectronics First to Simplify Complex Multimedia Routing

STMicroelectronics First to Simplify Complex Multimedia Routing With
New DisplayPort 1.2 Device 
Delivers Complete Cross-Conversion Flexibility for Multi-Format,
Multi-Display Applications 
GENEVA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --   STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications and a top player in ICs for home
multimedia, today added the STDP43 series of products to its
innovative DisplayPort portfolio. These Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) are
the world's first high-speed active-protocol bi-directional
media-routing devices that manage audio and video data from various
sources and send this data to multiple displays. The devices support
DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4, the latest versions of the two most
common digital-display interface technologies used in computer and
consumer electronics. The STDP43 SoCs are catalytic in the rapidly
expanding markets for next-generation digital signage, universal
docking stations and video hubs required by the new generation of
notebooks and PCs based on the latest Intel and AMD CPUs that support
the multi-stream features of DisplayPort 1.2. 
The STDP43 series offers powerful routing logic for managing today's
complex display options, such as in data centers, video-walls, and
control centers, where content sharing to multiple displays is a
critical requirement. Using dual-mode receivers and transmitters in
various configurations, ST's new SoCs can split, combine, route and
convert DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 signals into full HD on multiple
daisy-chained displays with color depth up to 48 bits per pixel, or
into 4Kx2K (4096x2160p = 4 times Full HD) on a single display.  
"The STDP43 SoC adds a very versatile product to ST's strong mix of
DisplayPort 1.2 solutions," said Todd Meany, General Manager of ST's
Display Product Division (DPD). "Laptop and display designers are
cheering ST's media-routing concept that allows for more flexibility
and faster implementation of complex media functionality from docking
stations and media hubs. In addition, multimedia data centers now
have more options to expand their designs by taking full advantage of
the multi-stream feature." 
The STDP43 series' industry firsts include:  

--  First single-chip solution to 
combine two DisplayPort or HDMI streams
    into a DisplayPort 1.2 MST (Multi-Stream) output.
--  First to convert DisplayPort 1.2 MST signal into two DisplayPort or
    HDMI outputs.
--  First to transport up to 8 A/V streams on a single connector/cable
    from one device to another.
--  First discrete DisplayPort receiver with DisplayPort GTC (Global Time
    Code) feature for Audio inter-channel synchronization.

Other important features and benefits include: 

--  Total link bandwidth of 21.6 Gbps that supports largest format
    displays and all 3D formats, up to 4K2K 60Hz / 3D Full HD 120Hz video
    & 7.1 Ch audio
--  Supports video splitting up to 4K2K; a single STDP43 SoC can drive two
    4K2K displays. Cascading of multiple STDP43 devices allows driving
    multiple 4K2K displays.
--  Supports Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP) feature; able to receive and
    display MyDP signal from smart phones and tablets via passive cable.

ST's STDP43 series devices -- the Dual-Mode DisplayPort 1.2 splitter
(STDP4320) and the Dual-Mode DisplayPort 1.2 concentrator (STDP4328)
-- are sampling now, with mass production scheduled for Q2 2013. 
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