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THine’s low-power LVDS transmitters selected by NVIDIA for Tegra 3 platform


TOKYO (December 19, 2011) – THine Electronics, Inc. (JASDAQ: 6769), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI for flat panel displays and mobile phones, announced today that its’ low-power LVDS transmitters, THC63LVD827 and THC63LVDM87, have been selected by NVIDIA for use on the Tegra 3 platform. Tegra 3 is the world’s first quad-core mobile processor, delivering up to 5x the performance of the first dual-core processor - Tegra 2 - which powers many of today’s most popular Android tablets and smartphones.

These brand-new LVDS products, developed by THine, have the world’s lowest level of power consumption – using only one-third the power of existing LVDS transmitters in volume production and can contribute to extended battery life for tablet PCs, smart phones, and clamshell mobile devices.

“THine has accumulated its high-speed interface technologies and has achieved the world lowest power consumption of LVDS transmitters,” said Mr. Fumitaka Nishikawa, CTO and Managing Director of THine. “We are proud that NVIDIA recognizes THine’s low power technologies and know-how in high-speed interfaces for mobile devices. NVIDIA has unveiled Tegra 3’s record-breaking performance and energy efficiency. By collaborating with such terrific technologies, THine would like to contribute consumers’ exciting experiences with convenient battery life.”

“Tegra 3 enables ultra-low power consumption, bringing better battery life and great mobile experiences to tablets and phones,” said Mr. Stéphane Le Provost, Technical Marketing Manager, Tegra Platform Solutions at NVIDIA. “THine’s low-power LVDS transmitters are exceptionally well suited for these applications, helping to minimize the power of the display interface between Tegra 3 and the panel.”

THine plans to start volume production of the new LVDS transmitter products from the first quarter in 2012 and keeps developing strategic LVDS products for tablet PC, smart phone and clamshell mobile device markets with drastic energy-saving features and other differentiated advantages for customers by its original technologies.

■Features of THC63LVD827 and THC63LVDM87
 • Power consumption:
  typical 83mW, WUXGA@60Hz/24bit color (LVD827)
  typical 43mW, 1280x800@60Hz/24bit color (LVDM87)
 • Small package:
  7mm x 7mm / 72pin / TFBGA (LVD827)
  5mm x 5mm / 49pin / VFBGA (LVDM87)
 • 1080p/WUXGA with the highest-speed of 174MHz are supported (LVD827).
 • 1.8V single power supply is allowed when 1.8V CMOS input.
 • LVDS swing reducible to reduce both EMI and power consumption
 • Flexible Input/Output mode (LVD827) :
  Single TTL IN, Single/Dual LVDS OUT
  Double edge Single TTL IN/Dual LVDS OUT
 • Pin layout to simplify PCB layout
 • Power down mode
 • Input clock triggering edge selectable by R/F pin
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