Synopsys announced its DesignWare Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Display Stream Compression (DSC) Encoder and Decoder IP for visually lossless compression across display interfaces targeting mobile, augmented/virtual reality, and automotive system-on-chips (SoCs). The new DesignWare VESA DSC IP interoperates with Synopsys’ DesignWare HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, and MIPI DSI IP to provide a complete display solution that is compliant with the latest VESA DSC 1.1 and 1.2a standards. The DesignWare VESA DSC IP enables embedded and external displays to deliver the required 120Hz refresh rate, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut for up to 10K, high-definition content.
The DesignWare VESA DSC IP can be used to increase pixel throughput without needing to redesign existing SoC architectures. A single instance of the IP can be shared across HDMI, DisplayPort, and MIPI DSI interfaces to further reduce power and area. The configurable IP transmits compressed data, distributed across up to 16 parallel slices in real time, to meet the high-performance requirements of target applications. The IP lowers power consumption by reducing video and image interface data rates, as well as video buffer size for extended battery life.
The complete display solution, including DesignWare VESA DSC Encoder and Decoder, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort, and MIPI DSI IP, is available now. VC Verification IP for DisplayPort with support for VESA DSC is also available now.