Synopsys, Realtek and UMC team on high-def smart TV SoC - Embedded.com

Synopsys, Realtek and UMC team on high-def smart TV SoC

Realtek has just achieved firt pass silicon success on its smart TV SoC design fabricated on United Microelectronics (UMC) 40 nanometer CMOS process built using the Synopsys DesignWare logic libraries and memories.

According to Jessy Chen, vice president and spokesman for Realtek, the company's RTD2995 smart TV controller combines 4K2K video decoding and 1080p encoding with a powerful multi-core ARM microprocessor and a high-performance multi-core 3D GPU to deliver extremely high-resolution images for life-like image clarity.

Chen said Realtek took advantage of a combination of Synopsys DesignWare IP, Galaxy Implementation Platform and Professional Services to meet the RTD2995 SoC project goals. Company designers used the Designware high-speed, high-density and low-power standard cell libraries and memory compilers to optimize their SoC for the optimal balance of power, performance and area.

Working with design consultants from Synopsys, said Chen, Realtek engineers were able to significantly reduce core area and leakage power.

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