Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announces its TX4964FG system-on-chip (SoC) targeted at instrument-cluster applications ranging from back-up camera displays to full-size, reconfigurable instrument clusters. It drives and manages the small-size thin-film transistor (TFT) LCD panels increasingly found in instrument clusters in medium- to high-end automobiles. The device integrates the CPU, hardware-graphics engine, TFT LCD panel controller, digital-camera interface and frame-buffer memory in a compact 176-pin QFP package. Its 4 Mbytes of embedded DRAM eliminate the need for external RAM ICs, thereby reducing system-level power and contributing to the small footprint. The device replaces four ICs and reduces design complexity through the integration of a powerful processor, an advanced graphics display controller with dedicated accelerator functions and a comprehensive range of on-board peripherals and interfaces.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
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