With over 850 adopters worldwide, HDMI has truly gained global acceptance and is one of the fastest growing connectivity interfaces. With new and innovative features being introduced with every revision of the specification, the HDMI interface has penetrated into various consumer electronic products and is now proliferating into mobile, PC and automotive applications. The latest HDMI 1.4 standard has added many interesting dimensions from various perspectives and has affected the entire HDMI ecosystem (i.e. consumers, applications, multimedia content, consumer electronic devices, semiconductors, cables, connectors etc).

In this webinar:

  • Learn about the key features in the HDMI 1.4 specification, the benefits it offers to consumers and the challenges of implementing these new features from the perspective of an SoC developer
  • Understand how the HDMI Ethernet and Audio Return Channel (HEAC) feature allows an internet-enabled HDMI device to share its internet connection with other HDMI devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable
  • Get an overview of Synopsys' DesignWare TX and RX IP solution for HDMI and the implementation choices available for SoC designers

Who Should Attend:
ASIC Design Engineers, Designers of complex, high-performance systems, System architects and Engineering or Technical Managers

Manmeet Walia
Manmeet Walia is a Senior Product Manager for Mixed-Signal PHY IP at Synopsys. He has over 12 years of experience holding product marketing, product management and system engineering positions covering ASSP, ASIC, and IP products for broad range of applications. Manmeet holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toledo, and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Clive "Max" Maxfield has now spent over a quarter of a century in the electronic, computing, and EDA arenas. In 1980, after obtaining his BSc in Control Engineering (an interesting mixture of math, electronics, mechanics, and hydraulics and fluids), Max joined a design team at International Computers Limited (ICL) creating CPUs for mainframe computers. In addition to designing ASICs and circuit boards, Max has written numerous test programs for functional and in-circuit testers. In the area of digital logic simulation, Max has created models of everything from ASIC cell libraries to microprocessors. Due to his digital expertise, Max was once appointed analog marketing manager at a large EDA company (the world is a funny old place sometimes).

In the early 1990s, Max thought it would be fun to see a book he'd written on the shelves in his local book store, so he penned his first tome Bebop to the Boolean Boogie (An Unconventional Guide to Electronics). Since that time, Max has authored and co-authored a number of books, including EDA: Where Electronics Begins, The Design Warrior's Guide to FPGAs, and How Computers Do Math (Featuring the Virtual DIY Calculator).