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interface on an application processor, effectively converting the smartphone into a 4K gateway for home TV. The HDplay ICs rolled out by Tran- Switch supports both HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and Display- Port standards, eliminating the need for active converter cables and enabling consumers to port 4K content from their notebook PCs, tablets and smartphones to Ultra HD televisions (for those who can afford them). basic pressure sensors We’re covering the basics... like never before! Whether you want to do your own compensation or not, Honeywell has a basic pressure sensor for all your needs. We’ve got the basics covered with manufacturing excellence, a reliable supply chain, and performance you can trust. Reliability. Affordability. Availability. To us, some things are just Basic. To learn more about Honeywell’s basic pressure sensors, visit sensing.honeywell.com, or e-mail: crc.sensingcontroleurope@honeywell.com. © 2014 Honeywell International Inc. All Rights Reserved. EE-Times-Europe_basics_125x200.indd 1 4/1/2014 9:41:49 AM video-on-demand (VOD) and multiple transcoding for streaming to second-screen clients. It combines MaxLinear’s MxL5xx family of satellite Full-Spectrum Capture receivers and ST’s pin-compatible STiH312 “Cannes” and STiH412 “Monaco” set-top box SoC decoders. Altera was keen to announce that its H.265 Enhanced Motion Estimation Engine, paired with server software from video delivery infrastructure provider Harmonic could enable 4Kp60 real-time performance, cutting on rack space and CPU processing power. Barco Silex also demonstrated 4K Video over IP, combining its JPEG2000 compression IP cores and transport stream solutions with Xilinx’ SMPTE 2022 cores on a single Kintex-7 device to deliver encoded content compliant with the VSF (Video Services Forum) for maximum interoperability. Earlier this year at CES, French company Kalray was demonstrating a low power Ultra HD HEVC encoder running on its MPPA-256 Manycore processor (256 cores on a single chip), streaming DivX HEVC UltraHD video to a set top box (with live encoding and decoding) while drawing under 50W of power. The company sees a big market opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of cloud infrastructures used by content providers to encode, decode or transcode multi-format and premium videos for multi-screen devices such as tablets and smartphones. DivX HEVC is part of an end-to-end solution helping to accelerate the adoption of the next-generation compression standard across the entire video distribution system. It includes Main- Concept encoding SDKs for professional content creators, the DivX Video Service with studio approved DivX DRM for protected content delivery across multi-screen devices, and popular DivX consumer software tools for PC-based content creation and playback. In addition, DivX HEVC is integrated into the DivX Certification program that allow IC and OEM customers to quickly bring to market mobile and consumer electronics products that enable consistently high-quality DivX HEVC video playback. Solutions are also cropping up to stream Ultra HD content from a smartphone to a larger display such as a 4K-capable TV stuck on a wall. For instance, Toshiba Electronics’ TC358840 Ultra HD HDMI to MIPI CSI-2 converter chipset supports 4K video resolution. The chipset converts an Ultra HD HDMI video stream to a dual CSI-2 video www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe May 2014 17


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