TranSwitch’s HDplay Transceiver Selected by Tecnoroll for Several Video Encoder Solutions

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™ transceiver has been selected by Tecnoroll for several video encoder solutions. Tecnoroll is a leading designer of video compression engines used in video encoders and targeted for a variety of applications, including broadcasting, surveillance, hospitality, and multi-room residential. These video encoder solutions include complete modules embedded in systems sold by major OEMs.

“Tecnoroll continues to set the standard for video encoder products for a variety of markets and applications,” said Lorenzo Bolla, president at Tecnoroll. TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers provide a level of functionality and connectivity options that are very difficult to achieve through alternative solutions or with a discrete design without sacrificing performance, cost, or size. This level of performance and versatility complements the overall feature set of our video encoder and compression engines helping us differentiate our products and address growing trends across a variety of markets.”

Video encoder modules allow HD video to be compressed into the standard H.264 digital format and transmitted via twisted pair or optical cable. Using this H.264 compression engine, multiple HD video streams can be reliably transmitted, using a single channel, over long distances. These video encoder modules are now increasingly supporting both HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity to allow users to connect a wide array of source devices. According to a report by TechNavio, the HDMI®-enabled device shipments are forecasted to increase at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7% from 2012 to 2016, while DisplayPort™-enabled device shipments are expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.6% during the same time period.

“We are very pleased to have been selected by Tecnoroll for several video encoder modules,” said Tim Blanke, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at TranSwitch. “TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers provide Tecnoroll with a compact single-chip solution that reduces design complexity to speed time-to-market while enabling source device flexibility with HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity. Working with Tecnoroll provides an additional channel for adoption of our HDplay solutions into a variety of end markets and OEMs through the incorporation of our products as the video connectivity front-end for their video encoder modules.”

TranSwitch’s HDplay transceivers use the Company’s patented HDP™ technology to provide the industry’s only solution that offers both HDMI and DisplayPort functionality on a single integrated circuit. With HDplay powering a HDTV, projector, video switch, or video encoder, 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 Family Key Features:

  • Industry-leading integration to reduce space and simplify designs
    • HDP v1.4a Rx ports, supporting HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort
    • Full Ethernet Audio Return Channel (HEAC)
    • One HDMI v1.4b Tx port
    • Embedded EDID RAM
    • Programmable RJ-45 10/100 Ethernet port
    • SmartCEC™ using specialized MCU
  • Outstanding performance to provide crystal clear video and audio
    • HDMI v1.4b Rx with link speed up to 3.0Gbps
    • Supports full 3D video and 4Kx2K resolutions
    • Phaswitch™ to provide fast port switching
    • AnyCable to support long and inexpensive cables
    • Eight channel 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 Tecnoroll BMB S.r.l.

Tecnoroll BMB S.r.l. is a leading developer of digital hardware and software solutions for enterprise and consumer markets. The Company, headquartered in Vedano Olona, Italy, designs H.264 encoders, DVB-T extenders and modulators, and transport stream processors enabling video to be reliably transmitted across long distances. Tecnoroll’s solutions are being leveraged in a wide variety of applications, including broadcast, security and video surveillance, retail, and commercial and residential video distribution. To learn more, please visit

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks and uncertainties, which are more fully described in TranSwitch’s Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, include changes in market conditions in the industries in which the Company operate and risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for TranSwitch’s products and products developed by TranSwitch’s customers. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the assumption prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material aspects from those currently anticipated.


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