News Kappa optronics Uses THine’s V-by-One® HS Chipset for their Rearview OneBox® Automotive Camera Monitoring Solutions

2024.02.28 Release

THine image processing and data transmission technologies enable automotive manufacturers to design solutions that require reliable, long distance and high-speed data connections

Santa Clara and Tokyo (February 28th, 2024) –THine Electronics, Inc. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6769, “THine”), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI as well as valuable AI/IoT-based solutions, and THine Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of THine, today announced that Kappa optronics GmbH (Kappa), a world market leader in highly integrated vision systems in safety-critical aviation and defense applications as well as mirror replacement systems for the automotive sector, has selected THine’s V-by-One® HS Chipset for their digital mirror solution/system Rearview OneBox®.

Kappa’s Rearview OneBox® solves many critical problems of conventional side/interior mirrors such as unclear vision due to weather conditions (e.g., rain, snow, fog), blind spots, design constraints, and aerodynamical fuel and/or battery inefficiency.
Kappa’s products are already used in many high-performance exotic cars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Gordon Murray T.50 and the KTM X-Bow GT-XR. Even Formular 1 world-champion Jenson Button is relying on Kappa’s technology in his Radford Type 62-2.

THine’s V-by-One® HS Chipset uses a market proven highspeed video transmission technology with millions of pieces shipped.  To enable the comprehensive integration of THine’s technology, THine provided Kappa with Kit Solutions and intensive support.  THine’s V-by-One® HS video transmission technology allowed the camera to be physically located far away from the camera monitoring processing unit which is required for Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS).

"To achieve leading edge requirements of our customers as well as critical industry standards in rugged and certifiable designs, our vision system platforms are very sophisticated and advanced,” said Fabian Claus, Business Manager, Vision Solutions at Kappa. “Because of THine’s technical expert team’s intense support we felt confident that we would achieve our project goal with using THine’s parts and kits.”

“It has been an exciting experience supporting Kappa with our ICs and Kits being part of their outstanding solution platforms,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect of THine Solutions, Inc. “In the near future, we are sure there will be many more car manufacturers leveraging Kappa’s platform to differentiate and make their users’ driving experience safer and more comfortable.”

Key Features of Kappa’s Rearview OneBox® a new generation of digital mirrors
  • Best-in-Class Image Quality
  • Enhanced Field of View Eliminating Blind Spots
  • Optimum Situational Awareness Under All Weather and Light Conditions
  • Design Flexibility Allowing Pure Aesthetics
  • Reduction of CO2 Emissions
  • Improved Euro NCAP Rating
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About Kappa
Kappa specializes in cameras and vision Systems for anything that drives or flies. Kappa has over 40 years of experience with application-specific cameras and vision systems in rugged and certifiable design – in small and mid-sized series. Kappa offers innovative vision solutions for day and night operations, ensuring maximum performance of higher-level systems. Kappa’s solutions are especially suitable for safety-critical applications. Kappa provides on-site consulting, dynamic project management, and a highly experienced development team. Special signal processing, mechanical modifications and customer-specific interface configuration are all part of the Kappa concept, as are integration of optical components, illumination and video management. Kappa is the leader in technology. Moreover, Kappa meets all safety requirements on design assurance procedures in hardware and software development, qualification and certification (up to SIL 2/ASIL-B/ DAL-B, ISO 26262, DO-254, DO-160, DO-178, MIL STD 810/704, Nato-Supplier Code C4792).

About THine Electronics
THine Electronics Incorporated is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer that provides innovative mixed signal LSI and analog technologies. The technologies provided include V-by-One® HS plus, LVDS, other high-speed data signaling, ISP, timing controller, analog-to-digital converter, power management, and drivers for LEDs/motors as well as AI/IoT/M2M solution through Cathay Tri-Tech, Inc.
THine is headquartered in Tokyo, and has subsidiaries in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Santa Clara. THine is listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange under the security code of 6769.  For more information, please visit

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