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V-by-One® HS goes beyond LVDS -Long distance transmission at a high speed is achieved with high reliable 8B/10B coding and signal conditioning technology-

“LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) SerDes” established an era as the image/video interface for notebook computers, LCD monitors, and LCD TV. Its successor technology is “V-by-One® HS.” Today, it is being adopted for many high-resolution large-screen LCD TV and other devices. It can be said to be one of the technologies that supports the global diffusion of LCD TV behind the scenes. Now, in this third installment, we will explain about the basic principle and features of V-by-One® HS.

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Deep dive about the Basic Principle of LVDS SerDes, Taking advantage of its features – high speed, long distance, low noise

A serial interface connects devices such as between a liquid crystal panel and a logic board. In the first installment of this series, looking back at its history, we introduced the advancement of its technology, our efforts to improve performance, and changes in use in applications. Now, we will explain in detail about the basic principle, features, and available products, with focus on the technology of LVDS (low voltage differential signaling).

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History of THine products for signal transmission started from SerDes IC for laptop PC

THine Microsystems, Inc. was founded in 1991, the predecessor of THine Electronics, Inc. In the initial years, we attracted significant attention from the industry as the “Leader for semiconductor venture companies.” This was initially driven by our success in the commercialization of the LVDS SerDes IC. It was adopted by many PC or TV manufacturers, allowing us to achieve a great leap. This article introduces some stories behind the development of the SerDes technology we have achieved.

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Method to create a power turn on and turn off sequence without a reset IC or PLD

The power turn on and turn off sequence is becoming more complicated in recent years. THine Electronics’ power solution, however, has made it possible to achieve it easily, contributing to reduction in customers’ total cost of system development.

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Challenging an issue of fabless semiconductor companies – Quality control of automotive products

For fabless makers, which outsource the manufacturing process, quality control of the manufacturing processes is one of the important issues they face. We at THine Electronics have pursued the best quality control methods to guarantee excellent quality and improve customer satisfaction, and our commitment has led to the development of our unique system that monitors the manufacturing process -- QuEST (Quality Enhancement with Statistical Tool). We asked Mr. Naoki Fukamachi and Mr. Tomoyasu Sada, a member of the Production Department, about the story behind the release of the tool.

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The Enthusiasm of the Product Planning Department Made the Entry to the Power Module Market Successful through Combined Strengths

The recent evolution of semiconductor process technology has opened new horizons. One of them is the dramatic improvement in the logic performance and the integration density of LSI including FPGA, and consequently, better performance and higher integration density have become the norm. However, it has become necessary for system designers to consider different requirements for voltage rails, voltage levels, and current flow for each function block or circuit. With LSI power supply requirements becoming more complicated, THine Electronics, albeit a latecomer, developed our first power module in February 2016 by investing time and personnel, and successfully entered the market. How did the team perceive its prospect of success? Takayuki Mizutori of the Product Planning Department talked about how a latecomer achieved the entry with what strategies.

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The Story Behind the Development of a Solution - The Enthusiasm of Engineers toward the “RDK”, an ISP Development Tool - Vol.3

In Vols. 1 and 2 of this series, we introduced anecdotes behind the development of RDK (Reference Design Kit), an innovative ISP development tool, highlighting the unparalleled passion and commitment of those in charge of the project. They traveled across the world from the planning stage to explore ways of developing business involving this unprecedented solution on truly a global scale. In this Vol. 3, the final installment, we will introduce interesting stories about marketing activities for RDK in the words of Mr. Katsumi Kuwayama of the Product Planning Department and Mr. Takahiro Iizuka of the Sales Department.

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