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Toshiba Launches Interface Bridge with Backlight Level Controller for LCD Displays for Mobile Devices

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has launched MIPI-DSI to LVDS interface-converter bridge LSIs with a backlight level controller for LCD displays that are suited to use in mobile devices, such as tablet PCs and UltrabooksTM. The new line-up includes support for panel resolutions up to WUXGA (1920 x 1200) at 24bit/60fps. Samples will be available from March with mass production scheduled to start in August 2013.
The new products drastically reduce the power consumption of mobile devices by optimizing the brightness of the LCD display backlighting to meet ambient light conditions. The LSIs are also able to maintain image detail in darker areas of the display by analyzing and processing brightness data in lighter and darker areas of the image.

Toshiba Interface Bridge with Backlight Level Controller for LCD Displays for Mobile Devices (Photo: ...

Toshiba Interface Bridge with Backlight Level Controller for LCD Displays for Mobile Devices (Photo: Business Wire)

Key Features

  1. Reduces mobile device power consumption by optimizing display backlighting to meet ambient light conditions.
  2. Maintains image detail in darker areas of the display by analyzing and processing brightness data in lighter and darker areas of the image.
  3. Reduces LSI power consumption with a 1.8V LVDS operating system.
  4. Maximum 1Gbps/lane link speed MIPI-DSI interface
  5. Maximum 945Mbps/lane link speed LVDS interface
  6. Supports RGB565/666/888 video input formats.


Conversion interface between the main SoC and the LCD of mobile devices, such as tablet PCs and UltrabooksTM.


Main specifications

Part number   TC358771XBG   TC358772XBG
Maximum resolution support

1600 x 1200
(24bit, 60fps)

1920 x 1200
(24bit, 60fps)

MIPI-DSI input lane Four lanes Four lanes
LVDS output link Single Link Dual Links

5mmx5mm, 0.65mm pitch

6mmx6mm, 0.65mm pitch

Sample schedule April 2013 March 2013
Mass production schedule   August 2013   September 2013

*UltrabookTM is a trademark of Intel Corporation.

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 550 consolidated companies, with 202,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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