Digital Interface for Video and Audio

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DiiVA
Type Digital audio/video connector
Audio signal Yes
Video signal Yes
Bitrate 13.5 Gbit/s

The Digital Interface for Video and Audio (DIVA or DiiVA) was a proposal for a bi-directional audio/video interface for transmitting both compressed and uncompressed digital streams. It was developed by Synerchip Company, Limited, based in Guangzhou and Sunnyvale, California.[1]

DIVA supports a downstream data rate (from source to display) of 13.5 Gbit/s which is capable of deep color at resolutions higher than 1080p.[2] DIVA also supports a 2.25 Gbit/s bi-directional communication data channel that can carry multiple sub-channels (audio, control, compressed video, etc.).[2] This gives DIVA a raw bi-directional data rate of 18 Gbit/s or a usable bi-directional data rate of 14.4 Gbit/s (because of 8b/10b encoding).[3] DIVA was demonstrated at the China Digital Living Forum & Showcase 2008 using a single CAT6A cable.[4] The DIVA Promoters Group was formed by Changhong, Haier, Hisense, Konka, Panda, Skyworth, SVA, TCL Corporation and Synerchip.[5] In February 2008, the DIVA Promoters Group hoped to finish the specs for DIVA by the end of 2008 and have DIVA chips released in 2009 or 2010.[3]

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  1. ^ "Synerchip Raises $10.5 Million Series C Round". Press Release. April 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Technology". DIVA Promoters Group. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Naoki Asakawa (2008-06-09). "Synerchip Reveals Aim with New AV Interface 'DIVA'". Tech On. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ "DIVA consortium unveils a new interface standard for next-generation interactive digital TV and CE networking". Press release. May 21, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "About DIVA". DIVA Promoters Group. Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2013.