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THine started mass production of timing controllers with CalDriCon®, a new high-speed LCD driver interface


2011/05/06

TOKYO (May 6, 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 THine has started mass production of timing controllers with CalDriCon®, a new high-speed driver interface for liquid crystal displays (LCD) with features of faster, smaller, and less noise performance, since this April.
 
CalDriCon®, originally developed by THine, shares technologies of V-by-One® HS that is quickly penetrating wider as de facto standard of internal interface of DTVs with high resolution. It enables engineers of TV sets to reduce die size and pin counts of LSI drastically without increasing energy consumption and to lower electro-magnetic interference (EMI), suppressing reflection of common mode noise that arises in differential transmission.
 
Today, higher resolution DTVs, typically 3D TVs, make high-speed data transmission tremendously difficult to achieve. For example, current driver interfaces face difficulties in correct data transmission during limited set-up/hold timing because of higher speed specification. CalDriCon® offers breakthroughs in such difficulties by newly developed auto-adjust technology to secure enough set-up/hold timing in data transmission, achieving 5 times faster performance than current LCD driver interfaces.
In addition, CalDriCon® offers a solution not to distort eye diagram at receivers with pre-emphasis technology. This auto-adjust function in eye diagram allows engineers of TV set makers to adopt usual cables and connectors with reasonable costs even in the requirements of higher speed data transmission of 3D TVs and other high resolution DTVs. Furthermore, CalDriCon® can correspond adequately to power source and temperature that LCD driver interfaces have to face. It is expected that LCD driver makers and panel makers can reduce constraints of designing and developing, resulting in reduction of developing costs.
 
THine has already licensed CalDriCon® technology to 8 venders that supply display-related LSIs, LCD drivers and LCD panels and is discussing to license with 5 venders. Furthermore, THine develops a new CalDriCon® technology in order for DTVs to lower part counts of LCD drivers by applying the same driver with CalDriCon® technology from low-end panels to high-end ones. This advanced high-speed CalDriCon® technology is expected to be launched in this year at the earliest.
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