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Socionext Unveils New HDMI Module "cecTalker"
[August 03, 2020]

Socionext Unveils New HDMI Module "cecTalker"


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Socionext Inc. today announced its unique new "cecTalker" (pronounced "C-E-C-Talker"), an HDMI module equipped with Socionext's HDMI controller IC. The new cecTalker is capable of connecting, controlling and linking devices that have HDMI terminals, such as audio and video equipment. The company has started shipping samples for device and equipment manufacturers.

cecTalker utilizes CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), a communication standard of HDMI, and enables devices connected through HDMI cables to perform new operations. Built on the company's expertise in HDMI technology, cecTalker allows users to easily integrate HDMI- compliant devices, even if they originated from different manufacturers and without the standard linkage functionalities. In addition to PCs, cecTalker supports development platforms such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino and SPRESENSE, making it easy for customers to work in their most familiar environments. cecTalker will be certified to the HDMI standard and can be used either in standalone mode or built into other products with added features and applications. Integration and use can be done effortlessly, from proof-of-concept and prototyping to volume production. Applications include connecting audio and video equipment with smart appliances, building home IoT systems, and utilization with video streaming services, medical imaging and industrial applications, among many others.

The current lineup of cecTalker includes the "HDMI" model with HDMI input and output terminals, and the "V-by-One" model with the added V-by-One and HDMI conversion functionality. Both models are currently being delivered as samples. Volume production and shipping are scheduled to start in January 2021.

Download an image of the "cecTalker" HDMI Model

Download an image of the "cecTalker" V-by-One Model

cecTalker specifications





Product name

"cecTalker"
HDMI model [Black]

"cecTalker"
V-by-One model [White]

Purpose

·  Prototype

·  Development

·  Mass production

·  Prototype

·  Testing

·  Development

Function

·  CEC transmission function

·  CEC reception function
(requires development
costs)

·  3-to-1 HDMI input selection
function

·  2K/4K low-latency super-
resolution function

·  HDMI-to-V-by-One
conversion function

·  V-by-One-to-HDMI
conversion function

·  4-to-1 HDMI input selection
function

·  2K/4K low-latency super-
resolution function

Interface

HDMI

Rx

3 ports (Connector: Type-A)

4 ports (Connector: Type-D)

Tx

1 port (Connector: Type-A)

1 port (Connector: Type-A)

CEC

Standard

Support for customization

ARC

Support for customization

-

V-by-One

Rx

-

1port

Tx

-

1port

I2S

Rx/Tx

Support for customization

2 ports (for Raspberry Pi and
a sub-board)

UART

Rx/Tx

2 ports (for Raspberry Pi and
SPRESENSE) *1

2 ports (for Raspberry Pi and
a sub-board) *2

 

Power supply

5V/1A (Connector: USB
micro-B) *3

5V/1.5A (Connector: USB
Type-C)


*1 SPRESENSE or Raspberry Pi Exclusive
*2 Main or Sub Exclusive
*3 2.0A in case of SPRESENSE stacking

"cecTalker" product page -
http://socionextus.com/products/visual-systems/cectalker-hdmi-module/

About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc. headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company is one of the world's leading fabless ASIC suppliers, specializing in a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions for automotive, consumer, and industrial markets. Socionext provides customers with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.

For product information, visit our website, e-mail sna_inquiry@us.socionext.com or call 1-844-680-3453. For company news and updates, connect with us on TwitterFacebook and YouTube.

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