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Please clarify why the ADV7627 requires HDCP license

Question asked by Lionelwallace Employee on Apr 4, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 30, 2014 by DaveD

I received an inquiry from a customer regarding the ADV7627:


I was told for a different device (DP to HDMI chip) that I do not need an HDCP license to purchase the part even though the part has HDCP keys.


The ADV7627 is a pass through device HDMI in and HDMI out. Are you sure I need a HDCP license for this device?  Please ask ADI to be certain


I know the AV7627 contains the HDCP keys, but I don't have a good answer for the customer.  If I understand it correctly, there is no way to get unencrypted data from the part, is there?  If thats the case, why do you need an HDCP license?