National Semiconductor Introduces First FPD-Link III Ser/Des Chipset with HDCP
National Semiconductor introduced the industry’s first FPD-Link III Ser/Des chipset with high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) for automotive infotainment systems. The FPD-Link III Ser/Des chipset consists of the DS90UH925Q serializer and DS90UH926Q deserializer. The FPD-Link III chipset supports in-car distribution of protected video and audio content — such as Blu-ray movies up to 720p resolution — to create a home theater experience in the vehicle.
The FPD-Link III Ser/Des Chips carry digital video, audio, and bidirectional I2C control signals concurrently over a single twisted pair cable using the HDCP-protected interface protocol approved by the Digital Content Protection (DCP) LLC.
The DS90UH925Q serializer takes data from the head unit processor and converts video, digital I2S audio and control output into a serialized stream of information for distribution through the vehicle’s cable harness. The DS90UH926Q deserializer converts the serialized information stream back into video, audio and control outputs needed to drive LCD displays in the central information display and rear passenger seats.
The DS90UH925Q serializer with 48-pin LLP and DS90UH926Q deserializer with 60-pin LLP chips are sampling now and priced at $11.25 each in 1,000 unit quantities. Production quantities will be available in the second quarter of 2011
DS90UH925Q and DS90UH926 – FPD-Link III Ser/Des Chipset
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More information about serializer and deserializer FPD-Link III chipset can be found at National Semiconductor Website