High-performance mobile solution targeted for rapidly growing global smartphone market
SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 24, 2013 — Silicon Image (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions today announced the availability of a reference design based on MediaTek’s Quad-Core MT6589 smartphone platform and Silicon Image’s SiI8338 MHL® transmitter with Media Data Tunneling (MDT) technology. The high-performance MT6589 platform has been designed to deliver a premium smartphone experience at affordable price points. When combined with the SiI8338, this platform turns smartphones into ultra-portable PCs or multi-media entertainment devices when connected to MHL-enabled computing accessories or large displays.
MediaTek Phone (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Quad-Core MT6589 reference design delivers a highly integrated communications, multi-media, and mobile computing platform in a single system-on-chip (SOC),” said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the Smartphone Business Unit at MediaTek, Inc. “What is more, our future is much more than smartphones. By integrating the Silicon Image MHL transmitter and MDT technology into our platform, we are able to maximize the computing capabilities of the MT6589 Quad-Core processor and expand its reach to smartphone models that meet the communications, multi-media, and productivity needs of consumers today and tomorrow. The multi-screen entertainment experience has never been so immersive and affordable, and consumers, from now on, will have more choices in determining how they want to enjoy content.”
Silicon Image MDT technology is a protocol designed to enable MHL mobile devices, such as smartphones, to transmit data simultaneously with HD video and audio to another MHL device. By utilizing this technology manufacturers can quickly develop mobile computing accessories for MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets, including keyboards, touch pads, mice or touch panels to interact with an MHL-enabled display. Silicon Image MDT technology has been integrated into the Silicon Image SiI8338 MHL® transmitter and is delivered via the MHL link on the smartphone.
“Our collaboration with MediaTek has resulted in new smart productivity applications that leverage the power of the MT6589 platform and highlight the full capabilities of our MHL solutions,” said Tim Vehling, Vice President of Product Marketing at Silicon Image, Inc. “We look forward to smartphones and computing accessories based on this high-performance reference platform being deployed into the global market, enabling consumers everywhere to experience their smartphones or tablets functioning as both an entertainment as well as a mobile computing device.”
Silicon Image SiI8338
- The SiI8338 is an MHL 2.0 transmitter that integrates a 2-to-1 multi-media switch to reduce system bill of materials
- The SiI8338 includes integrated Silicon Image Media Data Tunneling (MDT) technology
- The MT6589 is a Quad-Core SoC that integrates MediaTek’s advanced multi-mode UMTS Rel. 8/HSPA+/TD-SCDMA modem and Quad-Core Cortex™-A7 CPU
Silicon Image and MediaTek at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain
The MT6589 reference platform with SiI8338 MHL transmitter and Silicon Image MDT technology will be demonstrated in Silicon Image’s booth in Hall 7, stand 7C71, February 25-28, 2013. MediaTek will exhibit at MWC in Hall 2, stand 2B78.
Silicon Image offers a broad portfolio of production-proven MHL semiconductor and IP solutions for mobile, DTV and home theater applications. For more information about Silicon Image’s technology solutions, visit http://www.siliconimage.com.
About MHL Technology
Using only five wires, MHL technology delivers 1080p, 60 frames per second uncompressed video with up to eight channels of digital audio while providing charge to the mobile device. Consumers can connect their MHL-enabled devices to the big screen to watch HD videos, play video games or work on business presentations. Consumers are also able to control MHL-enabled mobile devices using the existing DTV remote. MHL-enabled products include adapters, automotive accessories, AV receivers, Blu-ray Disc™ players, cables, DTVs, monitors, projectors, smartphones, tablets, TV accessories and more. Since the retail introduction of the first MHL-enabled devices two years ago, the MHL ecosystem is continuing to grow with an installed base of more than 220 million products and greater than 200 unique products in the marketplace today. For more information about MHL technology, visit the MHL Consortium website at http://www.mhlconsortium.org/.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless
communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market
leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless
communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray
products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the
code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or
research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan,
Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please
visit MediaTek’s website at