TAEC TC90413XBG Single-Chip SoC for ATSC LCD TV

The TC90413XBG, from Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC), is a system-on-a-chip (SoC) IC for mass-market ATSC high-definition LCD TVs. The new SoC features a level of integration previously unseen in SoCs intended for use in designing mass market HDTVs for the North American market. The TC90413XBG IC incorporates MPEG-2 HD video and Dolby(R) Digital audio decoding, a 64-bit 333 MHz MIPS processor, dual HDMI 1.3 ports, and a back-end processor capable of driving both WXGA and 1080p display in one chip. In addition, the TC90413XBG is available as part of TAEC’s new Customizable Universal DTV Platform (CUDP) for digital television applications. The reference design includes ready-to-manufacture hardware and production software to provide OEMs with a complete HDTV system that is fully customizable to support different international standards and markets.

The integration made possible by the TC90413XBG can greatly reduce the component count and BOM expenses for next-generation HDTVs, sometimes replacing up to five discrete components with a single chip. Despite the large amount of integration in the device, the TC90413XBG still presents manufacturers with several areas where they can differentiate their HDTV products from the competition, such as customization of graphic user interface (GUI), remote control functionality, LCD panel, and support for multiple tuners.

The TC90413XBG is available now in sample quantities, with full production scheduled for late Q1/early Q2 2008. The SoC is priced at $25 per unit in large unit quantities.

Key Features of the TC90413XBG Digital TV SoC

  • 333 MHz TX49/L4 MIPS RISC core
    • 8 KB each I & D cache
    • DDR-2 DRAM controller (16-bit 400 MHz)
  • VSB/QAM demodulator
    • Compliant to ATSC 8-VSB and 64 and 256 QAM
  • Transport stream processor
    • Compliant with ATSC and cable standards
  • Video decoder
    • MPEG-2 MP@HL decoder
    • Processes all ATSC and cable formats
  • Audio processor
    • Dolby digital decoder
    • I2S inputs and outputs
    • SPDIF output
  • HDMI inputs
    • Dual port
    • HDMI 1.3 compliant
    • Deep color support
    • High Definition Content Protection (HDCP)
  • Analog video interface
    • Composite and S-video input (3D comb filter)
    • Component video/RGB interface
  • LVDS output
    • Supports LCD/PDP panels up to 1920 x 1080p
  • Video processing
    • 3D motion adaptive de-interlacer
    • MPEG-2 noise reduction
    • Color management
    • Tone correction
    • Edge enhancement
    • Dynamic contrast
  • Interface and peripherals
    • SD card interface
    • Nand flash memory controller
    • 8/16-bit local bus to attach other peripherals with DMA
    • UART/SIO
    • I2C bus
    • General purpose I/O pins
  • Package
    • PBGA 456 pin 27 x 27 mm and 1 mm pitch

More info: TC90413XBG SoC for ATSC LCD TV (pdf)