Analogix Semiconductor has introduced reference designs that pair MediaTek’s Helio X30 processor with its ANX7625 SlimPort transmitter to enable DisplayPort over USB-C at 4K Ultra-HD resolution for smart devices.

The ANX7625 is an ultra-low power, single-chip bridge from the MIPI and USB 3.1 interfaces of the application processor to DisplayPort over USB-C, simultaneously performing the necessary USB-C port switching and management, according to Analogix. It supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) version 2.2/1.4 for secure playback either to a virtual reality (VR) headset, or to a monitor or big screen TV, according to the company.

ANX7625+MTK X30 (cr) Figure 1: MediaTek Helio X30 and SlimPort ANX7625 Reference Design delivers DisplayPort over USB-C video-out on mobile devices. (Source: Business Wire)  

“The MediaTek Helio X30 and SlimPort ANX7625 reference design will allow smartphone users to connect to a lightweight VR or AR headset, and watch 360 videos or play 3D games with better user experience,” said Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for Analogix. “ANX7625 also allows concurrent Ultra-HD video and high speed USB data to be output over the USB-C charging port enabling productivity applications such as phone docking stations. When connected to a docking station, a monitor and a keyboard, the phone will behave just like a PC.”

The MediaTek Helio X30 and SlimPort ANX7625 reference design product demonstrations are taking place during the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.