Toshiba Electronics and Storage Devices Co., Ltd. announced the launch of a new series of video interface bridging ICs for automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment(IVI) applications.

Toshiba launched bridging ICs for car infotainment application interface.-SemiMedia

Most of the current solutions for IVI are to use smart phones and tablets’ system-on-chip (SoC) chips. However, it is not perfect match due to the connection standard of the displays and other devices is different. Therefore, the Toshiba new series will provide the display interfaces that are lacking on existing SoCs.

Toshiba's new series of video interface bridging ICs provide HDMI-to-MIPI CSI-2 (TC9590), MIPI CSI-2 and parallel interface (TC9591) interconversion, and MIPI DSI to LVDS (TC9592/3) and many other linear. Among them, in addition to the TC9590 with 0.8mm pitch 7x7mm LFBGA64 package, other products are used in VFBGA package with 0.65mm pitch and sizes between 5x5mm and 7x7mm.

The TC9592 provides a single-link (5-pair/link) LVDS output suitable for connecting SoCs to 24-bit UXGA 1600x1200 monitors. The TC9593 offers dual-link (5-pair/link) LVDS output with a resolution up to WUXGA 1920x1200 ideal for displays.

The TC9591 can be set to convert 154 MHz 24-bit parallel data to 4-channel MIPI CSI-2 or MIPI CSI-2 to 100 MHz 24-bit parallel data. The TC9590 supports HDMI 1.4a input and 4-channel MIPI CSI-2 output. Among them, TC9591XBG operating temperature range is -40 °C to 105 °C, other models -40 °C to 85 °C.