Toshiba Introduces the Industry's First Bridge ICs That Convert 4K HDMI(R) to MIPI(R) CSI-2

Supports High Resolution Video Processing for Set Top Boxes and Smart TVs

TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of "TC358840XBG", the industry's first1 interface bridge IC that converts 4K ultra HD video stream from HDMI® to MIPI® CSI-2 without compression and deterioration. Sample shipments will start in April, with mass production scheduled to start in September, 2014.

The new IC splits 4K ultra HD (3840 x 2160) video stream into the left and right images, and outputs from dual MIPI® CSI-2 interfaces. It supports conversion of high resolution 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, contributing to high quality video processing.

The IC also supports conversion of HDMI® audio input stream to I2S, TDM, or MIPI SLIMbus® (Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus), allowing use in a wide range of applications.

Key Features

*HDMI® 1.4 RX support
4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) @30fps (RGB,
*YCbCr444:24bpp, YCbCr422: 24bpp)
HDCP 1.3
3D support

*Availability of any of the three audio interfaces: I2S, TDM or SLIMbus® (Serial Low-power Inter-chip Media Bus)

*Maximum 1Gbps/lane link speed MIPI® CSI-2 interface

*Maximum 297MHz HDMI® clock speed


Set top boxes, smart TVs, smart monitors, and digital media adapters

Main Specifications:

*Part Number

*Input Interface
HDMI® 1.4

*Clock speed: 297MHz (Max.)

*Output Video Interface
Dual interfaces of MIPI® CSI-2 4 lanes (Up to 1Gbps/lane)

*Output Audio Interface

*Source Voltage
MIPI®: 1.2V
HDMI®: 3.3V
I/O: 1.8V and 3.3V

FBGA80 (7mm×7mm, 0.65mm pitch)

1. As of March 17, 2014. Survey by Toshiba Corporation.

* HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
* MIPI and SLIMbus are registered trademarks of MIPI Alliance, Inc.
* All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

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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 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at

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