Silicon Image Announces Advanced DTV Port Processor Solution With InstaPrevue™ Technology

Sep 19, 2012
SUNNYVALE, Calif.- Silicon Image, Inc., a leading provider of HD connectivity solutions, today announced the industry’s most advanced port processor solution for the television and display markets, the SiI9687. The SiI9687 is a 4-port HDMI® port processor that is also compliant with the latest MHL 2.0 specification. It allows consumers to view pristine uncompressed media from their mobile devices as well as HDMI devices on the big screen TV at a resolution of 1080p60.
The SiI9687 features InstaPrevue technology, which offers a simultaneous live picture-in-picture preview of every device connected via HDMI or MHL inputs, from Blu-ray™ players to mobile devices. InstaPrevue eliminates the hassle of searching through inputs on the television screen to determine which port is your Blu-ray player, set-top box, MHL-enabled mobile handset or other source device. Instead, consumers can easily view and select the live preview window to switch between connected devices.
“Over 100 million MHL-enabled mobile devices have shipped since the introduction of the standard about two years ago,” said Alex Chervet, senior director marketing at Silicon Image. “With our latest and most advanced port processor solution, the SiI9687, TV manufacturers can offer consumers the benefits of our standards-plus features of fast InstaPort™ switching and InstaPrevue, as well as MHL, the next generation of mobile device connectivity.”
Key features of the Silicon Image SiI9687 port processor include:
  • InstaPort S technology, which reduces port switching time to a single second or less.
  • InstaPrevue technology, which simplifies port-to-port switching by showing a simultaneous live preview of all connected HD sources.
  • HDMI support for resolutions of up to 4Kx2K with 300 MHz.
  • Full support for the MHL 2.0 specification, including the ability to display and control content from MHL-enabled mobile devices while powering the device.

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About Silicon Image

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for consumer electronics, mobile, and PC markets. The company delivers its technology via semiconductor and intellectual property (IP) products that are compliant with global industry standards and also feature industry leading Silicon Image innovations such as InstaPort™. Silicon Image’s products are deployed by the world’s leading electronics manufacturers in devices such as desktop and notebook PCs, TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, audio-video receivers, as well as mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras. Silicon Image has driven the creation of the highly successful HDMI® and DVI™ industry standards, the latest standards for mobile devices - SPMT™ and MHL®, and the standard for 60GHz wireless HD video – WirelessHD™ (WiHD). Via its wholly-owned subsidiary, Simplay Labs, Silicon Image offers manufacturers comprehensive standards interoperability and compliance testing services. 


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