April 29, 2010 -- Analog video interfaces are essential components of digital home and personal entertainment systems. This is mainly due to their ability to deliver very high image quality with very low power consumption while maintaining compatibility with most modern and earlier-generation video devices where analog video interfaces predominate. In the past, analog video interfaces were implemented using external components. With the proliferation of richer multimedia content in advanced consumer electronics such as DVD players, digital TVs and set-top boxes, integrating high-speed analog interface intellectual property (IP) — including analog video interfaces and other multimedia analog and digital interfaces — into systems-on-chip (SoCs) has become critical to achieve the necessary processing power and image quality.
By Manuel Mota and Joao Risques. (Mota and Risques are with Synopsys, Inc.)
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