Playvision Selects TranSwitch’s HDplay Transceiver for High Definition Video Switch Device

TranSwitch Corporation (NASDAQ: TXCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions in the rapidly growing consumer electronics and telecommunications markets, today announced that the Company’s HDplay™ TXC-44146 transceiver has been designed into Playvision’s next generation high definition video switch targeted for production launch in December 2012. Playvision designs and manufactures high performance video equipment sold under leading brand names in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. By leveraging HDplay, Playvision is expanding its product offering to add DisplayPort™ support for their multimedia switching products, enabling users to connect next generation devices and quickly select between video sources.

While many video sources and displays rely on HDMI® for video connectivity, DisplayPort is increasingly being featured in new multimedia devices. A recent report by In-Stat projects that annual shipments of DisplayPort enabled devices will reach 1 billion units by 2015. With multiple connectivity standards in the market, video switches provide the critical link between source devices and displays.

“Playvision’s new video switch offers our customers a high performance solution for connecting multiple video devices with different input standards, including HDMI and DisplayPort,” said Zhou Qingquan, president and GM at Playvision. “Through collaboration with TranSwitch, we are bringing to market a robust and more competitive product that features sharp video, ultra-fast input switching, and gives our customers the ability to select inexpensive cables while preserving a high quality user experience. We look forward to continued collaboration with TranSwitch as we continue to expand our high definition video product offering.”

“Playvision has a broad and expanding portfolio of high definition video products and we are proud to add them to our growing HDplay customer base,” said Tim Blanke, vice president of worldwide sales at TranSwitch. “TranSwitch’s highly integrated transceivers reduce space requirements, overall design cost, and time-to-market, while addressing the need for DisplayPort functionality in addition to HDMI support. This level of integration and performance is a strong fit for Playvision’s solutions, enabling them to address new trends in device connectivity.”

HDplay transceivers uniquely combine both HDMI and DisplayPort functionality on a single integrated circuit. With HDplay powering a video switch, end-users are able to conveniently connect a wide range of multimedia devices. HDplay also utilizes TranSwitch’s patented AnyCable™ technology, enabling the user to confidently select long and inexpensive cables, while maintaining HDMI 1.4 performance.

TranSwitch's HDplay Transceiver IC TXC-44146Key Features:

  • Industry-leading integration to reduce space and simplify designs
    • Four independent HDP™ v1.4a Rx ports, supporting HDMI & DisplayPort Dual Mode
    • One HDMI v1.4a Tx port
    • Full Ethernet Audio Return Channel (HEAC)
    • Embedded EDID RAM
    • Programmable RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet port
    • SmartCEC™ using specialized MCU
  • Outstanding performance to provide crystal clear video and audio
    • HDMI v1.4a Rx with link speed up to 3.0 Gbps
    • Full 3D video 60Hz and 4Kx2K resolutions
    • Phaswitch™ to provide fast port switching
    • AnyCable to support long and less expensive cables
    • Eight channel I2S & SPDIF audio support

About TranSwitch Corporation

TranSwitch Corporation (Nasdaq: TXCC) provides innovative integrated circuit (IC) and intellectual property (IP) solutions that deliver core functionality for video, voice, and data communications equipment for the customer premises and network infrastructure markets. For the customer-premises market, we offer multi-standard, high-speed interconnect solutions enabling the distribution and presentation of high-definition (HD) video and data content for consumer electronics applications. We also provide a family of best-in-class communications processors. For the network infrastructure market we provide integrated multi-core network processor System-on-a-Chip (SoC) solutions for Fixed, 3G and 4G Mobile, VoIP and Multimedia applications. TranSwitch’s customers are leading consumer electronics and telecom equipment companies around the globe. To learn more, please visit or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Playvision

Playvision, a part of HDCVT Technology Co., Ltd., is a professional manufacturer of video and audio converters, decoders, and switches. The Company leverages its advanced product design and technology teams to develop innovative high performance products that deliver an outstanding multimedia customer experience. Playvision also provides OEM and ODM services to a wide range of global customers. For more information, please visit

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