HDMI to MIPI CSI-2 bridge chipset for mobile devices
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has expanded its MIPI Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) converter chipset family with the release of the Toshiba TC358840 Ultra HD HDMI to MIPI CSI-2 converter chipset. According to the company, the device supports 4K video resolution for next-generation CE video applications including 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution smart TVs, smart monitors, set-top boxes and digital media adapters.
The Toshiba TC358840 is a follow up on part to the Toshiba TC358743 and adds a 297MHz HDMI receiver (Rx) and dual MIPI CSI-2 interface to support next-generation 4K Ultra HD video format. The maximum resolution supported is 4096 x 2160 at 24bpp at a refresh rate of 24fps or 3840 x 2160 at 24bpp at a refresh rate of 30fps, limited by a maximum 297MHz HDMI bandwidth. HDMI audio input stream is also supported and can be transmitted over I2S, TDM, or the MIPI SLIMbus (Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus).
The Toshiba TC358840XBG is an 80-pin device that comes in a small package size, 7 x 7mm, with 0.65mm ball pitch. The device is designed with clock and power management circuitry to support low-power states.
Sample pricing for the TC358840XBG device is $5. Sample shipments are available with mass production scheduled for September 2014.