TOKYO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 24, 2014 —
Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of a key new
addition to its extensive portfolio of solutions for the automotive
market. The TC358791XBG automotive companion chip was created to drive
high-resolution multimedia (audio, video) and camera connectivity for
next-generation infotainment applications in the connected car.
Sample shipments start today, with mass production scheduled to start in Mar, 2015.
Toshiba: Automotive infotainment companion chip supporting high-resolution multimedia connectivity and camera devices (Photo: Business Wire)
The new chip supports the latest automotive Gigabit Ethernet AVB
standard for a wide range of applications, such as front, rear and
surround-view cameras, digital audio, and transferring high-resolution
video content to head-unit and rear-seat entertainment systems. The
TC358791XBG can also seamlessly interface with and support many
leading-edge automotive application processors on the market, thanks to
its USB 3.0 and MIPI® CSI-2 and DSI connectivity for both
audio and video, and will support Automotive Electronics Council
reliability specification AEC-Q100 (Grade 3).
The TC358791XBG can help reduce both time to market and overall system bill-of-materials costs for automotive infotainment systems.
The TC358791XBG can split one video input into two pictures and can simultaneously drive two high-resolution low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) digital displays. Examples include head units, instrument clusters, and parking aid vision systems. The chip can also send high-resolution audio and video data from the host processor to multiple displays or other electronic control units in the car, and it has a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI®) 1.4 receiver interface to allow connection of HDMI®-enabled devices to the application processor.
The new chip is housed in a FBGA257 15mm x 15mm package with 0.8 mm ball pitch. Additional features include differential CVBS (composite) interfaces for analog composite video sources, support for early back-up camera view (CVBS to LVDS), and ability to relay packetized IQ audio tuner data to the host via USB.
Infotainment and Driver Assistance applications
|Output Video Interface||
LVDS Dual-link, Single-link
HDMI ® /USB2.0 : 3.3V
RGMII : 2.5V
LVDS/USB3.0 : 1.8V
I/O: 1.8V and 3.3V
|Package||FBGA257 (15mm×15mm,0.80mm pitch)|