Hardent to Present About VESA DSC at Cadence CDNLive Event in Germany

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Hardent will reveal how the VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) standard enables ultra-high definition mobile displays and simultaneous video streams for automotive applications.

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Hardent's paper shows how VESA DSC can be leveraged in automotive applications for ultra HD displays with reduced bandwidth.

At CDNLive [Hardent] will be showing how DSC can be leveraged in a number of other products and applications to create compelling ultra high-definition displays and assist designers with the challenges they face.

Hardent, a VESA member and provider of VESA DSC IP products, announced today that it will be presenting a paper at the Cadence user group conference CDNLive EMEA, to be held May 2-4 in Munich, Germany. The paper will demonstrate how VESA DSC can be leveraged in mobile and automotive applications to create ultra high-definition displays with reduced bandwidth.

Display resolution in consumer electronics has been doubling year after year. As a consequence, the bandwidth required to achieve such resolutions has increased much faster than the serial interface speed. Electronics designers are, therefore, faced with the challenge of supporting higher resolution displays on existing display interfaces. The VESA DSC standard, released in April 2014, provides a solution to this challenge by enabling real-time, visually lossless image compression on video transport interfaces such as MIPI® DSI, DisplayPort™, and eDisplayPort.

Hardent’s paper is entitled “VESA DSC: Taking interface IPs to the next level to create higher resolution displays in consumer electronics”. The document highlights key features and benefits of the VESA DSC standard and assesses the standard’s role in today’s interface IP ecosystem, when combined with MIPI DSI, USB Type-C, DisplayPort, and HDMI IPs. Furthermore, the paper provides guidelines on integrating DSC into ASIC designs. “DSC has been widely adopted for use in portable devices with embedded displays,” says Alain Legault, VP IP Products at Hardent. “At CDNLive we will be showing how DSC can be leveraged in a number of other products and applications to create compelling ultra high-definition displays and assist designers with the challenges they face.”

Several DSC use cases of Hardent’s VESA DSC IP will be presented at CDNLive. For example, there will be a demonstration of how DSC enables power and cost savings in mobile devices by reducing the number of MIPI DSI lanes and the frame buffer size in the DDIC. Automotive designers will have the opportunity to learn how DSC enables the simultaneous transport of parallel video sources over the same cabling. Additional DSC use cases such as AR/VR applications, professional video transport, and 8K digital TV will also be discussed.

CDNLive attendees are invited to attend Hardent’s presentation on May 2, 2016. To complement the paper, a live demonstration of VESA DSC will be shown at the Designer Expo throughout the event. A joint demonstration of Hardent’s VESA DSC IP and Cadence’s MIPI DSI IP will also be shown at CDNLive EMEA.

For more information about VESA DSC, or to request a private demo of Hardent’s IP products, contact Hardent.

About Hardent Inc.

Hardent is a professional services firm providing IP products, electronic design services, training solutions and management consulting to leading electronics equipment and component manufacturers throughout the world. Hardent works across a wide variety of industries to develop high-complexity electronic products, improve engineering processes, accelerate products' time-to-market and provide expert training solutions.

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