SerDes Technology Designed into Novatek 8K TV SoC on TSMC 12nm Process

Silicon Creations, a supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), has announced that its Deserializer PMA (Physical Media Attachment) technology has been deployed as a V-by-One HS receiver in an SoC designed by Novatek Microelectronics Corp. for an 8K digital TV application, the company said.

Novatek, a fabless chip design company that designs display driver ICs and SoC solutions for flat-panel display applications, designed the frame-rate converter SoC on TSMC´s 12nm process. The chip is being used for 8K video transport in a 8K flat-panel television and is currently in production.

In addition to Silicon Creations providing the Deserializer PMA and supporting Novatek´s SoC production tape-out, Silicon Creations and Novatek collaborated on a test chip. Novatek provided test chips containing the quad Rx/Tx multiprotocol PMA IP which was validated by Silicon Creations engineers at their state-of-the-art test lab in Lawrenceville, including specific measurements related to supporting the V-by-One® HS standard and operation to 16Gbps.

The V-by-One® HS standard, developed by THine Electronics in 2007, is a digital signaling standard that can run at faster speeds over twisted pair lines than LVDS.

Silicon Creations offers a range of SerDes IP built upon proven ring PLLs (phase-locked loops) and high-speed line drivers and receivers. Overall, Silicon Creations has been involved in more than 600 products from 5nm to 180nm, while the PMA team has been involved in over 80 products, from 180nm to 12nm and at speeds up to 25Gbps.

Silicon Creations provides world-class silicon intellectual property (IP) for precision and general-purpose timing PLLs, SerDes and high-speed differential I/Os. Silicon Creations´ IP is in production from 7- to 180-nanometer process technologies and proven in 5nm. With a complete commitment to customer success, its IP has an excellent record of first silicon to mass production in customer designs. For more information, visit

Novatek Microelectronics Corp. is a fabless chip design company specializing in the design, development and sales of a wide range of display driver ICs & SoC solutions that help our worldwide customers meet emerging needs for sophisticated flat-panel display applications and audio/video applications for all digital devices.

THine Electronics, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-speed serial interface and image processing for a large number of customers like high-definition TV, multi-functional printer, automotive camera and so on.