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Entropic Selects OmniPhy High-Speed Physical Interface Solution for Next-Generation Set-top Box System-on-a-Chip Designs

SAN JOSE, CA – April 14, 2014 – OmniPhy today announced Entropic (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, has licensed the OmniPhy DDR4/3 solution to design low-power, high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for set-top box (STB) applications.

As part of the OmniPhy product family of Interface PHY IP, the DDR4/3 is a high-speed physical interface solution for a broad range of SDRAM DDR applications ranging from mission-critical to low-power memory subsystems.

“Today’s set-top boxes require IP convergence solutions with higher performance, lower power consumption and improved cost efficiency,” said Vahid Manian, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Operations, Entropic. “The OmniPhy DDR system enables Entropic to address a broad selection of connected home products as it provides a robust interface solution that is scalable for high data bandwidth and reliable signaling integrity.”

The silicon validated OmniPhy DDR products are ideal for supporting a wide-range of IP convergence applications, from high-speed communications to low-power handheld devices.

“The DDR interface is a crucial component of most SoCs, particularly the I/O ring, which can significantly impact the die size and power of the design,” said Dr. Claude Gauthier, Chief Operating Officer at OmniPhy. “OmniPhy developed the DDR PHY to address our customers' need for application-specific DDR PHYs that meet their aggressive power and area requirements.”

OmniPhy’s DDR IP offering consists of PHY IP supporting DDR4, DDR3L, DDR3 LPDDR3 and LPDDR2. The DDR PHY IP supports leading process technologies and includes a DFI 3.1 compliant interface. OmniPhy helps lower integration risk by providing high-quality DDR IP solutions that have been implemented for hundreds of applications and shipping in volume production.

Availability
The DDR4/3 PHY IP – 2667Mbps is available now for 28 nanometer (nm) process technologies. OmniPhy’s Interface IP portfolio for SoC solutions also includes 10/100/1G Ethernet, DDR4/3, PCI Express 3.0/2.0, USB 3.0/2.0, SATA and HDMI 2.0, all of which are available now.

About Entropic
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About OmniPhy
OmniPhy is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for system-on-chip (SoC) Interface designs. The broad IP portfolio includes complete interface IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely used protocols, analog IP and subsystems. With a robust IP development methodology, extensive investment in quality, IP prototyping and comprehensive technical support, OmniPhy enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on OmniPhy IP, visit http://omniphysemi.com.

Contact Details:
Claude Gauthier, Ph.D.
OmniPhy
claude.gauthier@omniphysemi.com

Senthil Velu
OmniPhy
svelu@omniphysemi.com