MegaChips is shipping the MCDP2900 advanced
DisplayPort to HDMI2.0b audio-video converter IC. The chip features a 5.4 Gbit/s link
rate supporting HBR2, HBR, RBR modes and HDCP2.2 repeater functions, 1, 2, or 4
lane configurations, and programmable receiver equalization. The converter facilitates
secured transmission of 4K60Hz High Dynamic Range (HDR) content between
personal, mobile, and consumer electronics through USB Type-C and other digital
display interfaces.

It is expected that video will
account for 70% of all mobile traffic by 2021, an increase of 55% over the next
five years. Low power video conversion is essential for these portable devices.
The MCDP2900 takes only 570 mW in protocol converter operation, 11 mW sleep mode, and 4
mW in connected standby.


HDMI 2.0a accommodates High
Dynamic Range (HDR), which is said to improve the contrast between light
and dark images for a more realistic picture.
HDR will be a highly touted feature for new 4K UHD TVs. None of the
HDMI 2.0 versions define new cables or new connectors. Current High Speed
cables (Category 2 cables) are capable of carrying the increased bandwidth.

The MCDP2900 supports RGB to YCC
color space conversion, bit-depth expansion, chroma downscaling, and horizontal
blanking expansion for accurate color and timing conversion between mobile PCs and
home TVs. It has end-to-end HDCP2.2 security and true repeater functionality
with embedded keys providing the highest security for protected content (Type
1/Type 0) transmission. The chips secure boot and secure firmware update based
on RSA 2048-bit signature generation and verification provide uncompromised
device security. It comes in a LFBGA64, 7 x 7 mm package with a price of $8.34
each in single quantity.