Microsemi and Sony Announce 3D-Capable Timing Controller Plus Local dimming LED Backlighting Solution
Microsemi announced collaboration with Sony Corporation Semiconductor Business Group (“Sony”) for the first open market 3D-capable timing controller plus local dimming LED backlighting solution for the manufacturing of lower cost, high volume next-generation LCD TVs. The combined solution includes a Sony timing and lighting controller, part number CXD4730GB and the Microsemi LED driver solution consisting of two chips, the DAZL!(TM)2000 series 32-port logic chip (LX24232) and 8-port LED driver power chip (LX23108L).
The complete turn-key reference design draws on Sony’s powerful video and light processing technology and Microsemi’s DAZL! LED drive technology, enabling the production of superior, high quality 3D and 2D images using LCD panels from a wide variety of manufacturers. The combined technologies allow lower cost 60 Hz refresh LCD panels to produce the image quality of more expensive 120 Hz panels, and enable 120 Hz panels to match the image quality of costly state of the art 240 Hz panels. TV designers, particularly in rapidly expanding markets such as China, can now create 3D-enabled LCD TVs with enhanced image motion quality and contrast ratio while reducing cost, simplifying design complexity and shortening time to market. Microsemi is also planning to extend its relationship with Sony to include support of Sony’s next generation of video and light processing technology.
Microsemi’s DAZL!2000 logic chip LX24232 and DAZL!2001 power chip LX23108L are sampling now and will be in full production March 2011.The timing and lighting controller from Sony (part number CXD4730GB) is available now.
More information about Timing Controller Plus LED Backlight can be found at Microsemi Website