Silicon Image, introduced its new InstaPort technology designed to add intelligence to HDMI-enabled digital television (DTV) inputs to reduce
switching lag time.
Silicon Image's InstaPort technology shaves down the access
time to digital content from different sources to less than a
second by accelerating HDMI port switching time.
"With the number of HDMI ports increasing every year and HDMI
port switching delays ranging from four to seven seconds, DTV
and AVR manufacturers are beginning to realize that the port
switching lag consumers are seeing can?t be ignored," said Lew
Paceley, DTV marketing director, Silicon Image.
"Switching delays are a major consumer issue and one that
hasn?t been effectively addressed by the industry," said Randy
Lawson, senior analyst of display electronics, iSuppli.
"According to iSuppli's latest HDMI technology forecast, the
market for HDMI-enabled consumer electronics devices capable of
sourcing or displaying high-definition content is expected to
grow by over 300 percent from 2007 to 2012, based on
ever-increasing user demand for high-definition content from
myriad multimedia devices. As a result, more manufacturers need
to design in solutions that address the lag time between HDTVs
and external source devices."
InstaPort technology will be incorporated into three new
Silicon Image semiconductor products, including the SiI9287
port processor and the SiI9251/SiI9261 input processors, all
which will be sampling in July.