Intersil Corporation announced its latest generation LCD video processor – the TW8836 – with both analog and digital video inputs, a built-in scaler and
de-interlacer, as well as image enhancement and On Screen Display capabilities in a single-chip, hardware-based solution. Intersil’s LCD controller family is the most mature and market-proven product of its type. Designed for ultimate flexibility and quality, the TW8836 can be used to display rear camera video with graphic overlay in less than 500 milliseconds from the start of a vehicle, exceeding government safety regulations. This versatile device can be used in a wide array of infotainment system applications and is optimized for use with today’s most popular SoCs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in March 2014 that “rear-visibility technology” must be implemented as standard equipment in all vehicles under 10,000 pounds starting in 2018, as part of the Kids Transportation Safety Act. The move aims to reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused every year by backup accidents, most involving children or seniors.