October 29, 2008
TI Expands 1394 Portfolio With Industry’s Most Secure Content Protection
DALLAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced two consumer electronics 1394 (Firewire(TM)) link layer and integrated physical layer devices for digitally interfacing advanced video applications with the highest level of content security on the market today. The devices support the latest requirements from the Digital Transport Licensing Authority (DTLA), including localization for DTCP-encrypted premium content. The TSB43EC42 and the TSB43EA42 provide unparalleled security and Quality of Service (QoS) for home networking in set top boxes, digital televisions, and Blu-ray recorders. (See http://www.ti.com/tsb43ec42-pr.)
Extending TI's 1394 CE family, the TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42 will enable tru2way(TM) set top boxes and digital televisions to record in high definition. The TSB43EC42 adds AES-128 encryption to the transport stream interface, which provides very robust protection by keeping content encrypted at all times. This eliminates the need for additional physical content protection on the printed circuit board and can simplify board layout. Both the TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42's integrated 1394a two-port PHY operate at 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps or 400 Mbps and are fully compliant with the IEEE Std. 1394-1995 and IEEE Std. 1394a-2000.
Other key features include the following: -- Supports multiple video streaming format -- MPEG2, MPEG4, DV and DSS -- IEC61883-1, IEC61883-2, IEC61883-4 and IEC61883-7 compliant -- PID filtering and packet insertion for MPEG transmit -- Supports various types of external CPU interfaces -- 68K, SRAM and PCI -- DMA support with higher asynchronous throughput -- Low-power modes
The TSB43EC42 and TSB43EA42 are available now in a BGA package. For pricing, samples or evaluation modules, please contact TI sales support at support.ti.com.
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