tegra3 Nvidia selects low power LVDS transmitters for Tegra 3

Nvidia will use THine Electronics' low-power LVDS transmitters on the Tegra 3 platform, making the processor an even better fit for power-hungry mobile devices.

Nvidia will use THine Electronics' low-power LVDS transmitters on the Tegra 3 platform, making the processor an even better fit for power-hungry mobile devices.

 
The THC63LVD827 and THC63LVDM87 transmitters come in small form at 7mm x 7mm and 5mm x 5mm, in 72pin and 49pin models respectively. Power consumption is 83mW for the former and 43mW for the latter. They also tout a flexible input/output mode, power down  mode, and the input clock triggering edge can be selectable by an R/F pin.
 
The partnership represents a union of world records, as the Tegra 3 is the first quad-core mobile processor and THine's LVDS transmitters consume the lowest amount of power, up to two thirds less, compared to similar products, enhancing the existing low power features of Nvidia's mobile platform.
 
tegra3 Nvidia selects low power LVDS transmitters for Tegra 3
 
"THine has accumulated its high-speed interface technologies and has achieved the world lowest power consumption of LVDS transmitters," said Mr. Fumitaka Nishikawa, CTO and MD of THine. "We are proud that Nvidia recognizes THine's low power technologies and know-how in high-speed interfaces for mobile devices. Nvidia has unveiled Tegra 3's record-breaking performance and energy efficiency. By collaborating with such terrific technologies, THine would like to contribute consumers' exciting experiences with convenient battery life."
 
The technology is significant as mobile devices are becoming increasingly powerful at a rapid rate, while batteries are struggling to keep up. Until we get to a stage where batteries are capable of powering quad-core mobile devices for a long time, we will need to rely on manufacturers of the other components to make them as energy efficient as possible.
 
Volume production of the new transmitters will begin in the first quarter of 2012. THine also plans to work on further energy-saving developments for the tablet and smartphone industry.