I am designing ADV7523 and AD9553 into a product. Does my company have to be an HDMI adopter to put an HDMI interface on our product?
Engineer to engineer only, you can build a HDMI interface without the license. All the parts are available without proof of license. In my opinion if you ever plan to use the text HDMI compliant or any reference to HDMI in a product you probably should be licensed. I really can't answer this since this leads to legal questions which is not in my job description. You need to check out HDMI.org (which you've probably done already) and talk to your own council.
Sorry I can't give you a definitive answer.
If anyone else wants to correct me or give a definitive answer please add to this thread.
As a rule of thumb if it's a transmitter you don't need to be a HDCP adopter. If it's a receiver you need to be a HDCP adopter to purchase keyed receiver chips. All of our receives come keyed and non-keyed for testing and evaluation purposes.
It also appears that the ADV7523A is under NDA so you will need to contact your local FAE or Sales rep for more information on this part.
The AD9553 is not a video part, did you type the number incorrectly?
I asked about HDMI adoptor ($10,0000 per year) not HDCP. This would have been clearer if I had not mis-typed the AD9393 part number.
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