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Toshiba Adds Full-HD Video Processor to Line-Up of Products for High-Resolution Automotive Panels

New processor adds flexibility to offerings, can enable simultaneous display on two panels

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 30, 2016Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs; today launched the newest addition to its line-up of video processors for high-resolution automotive displays. The TC90175XBG provides support for full high-definition (HD) panels with 1920x1080 pixel resolution, as well as incorporates a new, built-in picture improver circuit that delivers contrast quality superior to that of Toshiba’s earlier products1.


“Displays are increasingly used in vehicles, not only for navigation but also for other driver support applications – in turn, prompting increased demand for larger, higher-resolution display panels,” said Deepak Mithani, senior director, Mixed-Signal Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. “Our customers in the automotive industry need the flexibility to accommodate drivers’ varying requirements, and Toshiba is committed to continuing to expand our line-up of automotive video processing ICs to meet evolving demands.”


The Toshiba TC90175XBG processor’s full HD capability improves on the support for wide VGA (800x400) provided by earlier products2. Its pin layout is compatible with the TC90195XBG, launched earlier this year, which supports composition of two pictures in a single display. The TC90175XBG has a reduced frame memory and targets applications that do not require two-picture composition. Users can select the IC they require for their application.


Like the TC90195XBG, the new TC90175XBG processor can simultaneously output two digital video signals to two panels from two different input signals, and the picture-separation function can split one input signal into two and output them independently to two panels, at resolutions including 1920x1080 (LVDS output) and 1366x768 (LVTTL output). The TC90175XBG’s two-channel picture-improver adds two new area-adaptive gamma-correction circuits to the existing dynamic YC gamma, color management and HVD enhancement capabilities. The processor also features a 10-bit AD converter, timing controller and 1.2V / 3.3 V power supply.


Availability

Sample shipments of the TC90175XBG automotive video processor begin today. Mass production is scheduled to begin in the first half of FY2017.


*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide.  A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.


Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 580 consolidated companies employing over 199,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.


1Compared with Toshiba’s other video processors, including TC90195XBG
2Compared with TC90197XBG and Toshiba’s other video processors that support wide VGA

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

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