HDMI module connects devices to enable new operations

August 04, 2020 //By Rich Pell
HDMI module connects devices to enable new operations
SoC developer Socionext has announced an HDMI module equipped with its HDMI controller IC that it says enables users to easily design user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) interfaces for devices in order to make them convenient just by connecting with HDMI.

The cecTalker is capable of connecting, controlling, and linking devices that have HDMI terminals, such as audio and video equipment. It utilizes CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), a communication standard of HDMI, and enables devices connected through HDMI cables to perform new operations. 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.

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.

The module 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, says the company, from proof-of-concept and prototyping to volume production.

Current cecTalker versions 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.

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