Automotive Electronics

THine’s V-by-One® HS chipset chosen by Kappa for rearview OneBox®

Santa Clara, CA, February 27, 2024]THine Solutions, Inc. (THine), a Japanese company that provides mixed-signal LSI (Large-Scale Integration) chips, announced that Kappa optronics GmbH (Kappa), a manufacturer of integrated vision systems in safety-critical aviation and defense applications as well as mirror replacement systems for the automotive sector, has selected THine’s V-by-One® HS Chipset for their digital mirror solution/system Rearview OneBox®.

THine’s V-by-One® HS Chipset uses a market proven high-speed video transmission technology with millions of pieces shipped.  To enable the comprehensive integration of THine’s technology, THine provided Kappa with Kit Solutions and intensive support. THine’s V-by-One® HS video transmission technology allowed the camera to be physically located far away from the camera monitoring processing unit. Moreover, this is required for Camera Monitoring Systems (CMS).

Kappa’s Rearview OneBox® solves many critical problems of conventional side/interior mirrors. These include unclear vision due to weather conditions (e.g., rain, snow, fog), blind spots, design constraints, and aerodynamical fuel and/or battery inefficiency.

Kappa’s products are already used in many high-performance exotic cars. Moreover, examples include the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Gordon Murray T.50, and the KTM X-Bow GT-XR. Even Formular 1 world-champion Jenson Button is relying on Kappa’s technology in his Radford Type 62-2.

“Our vision system platforms possess sophisticated and advanced capabilities. We design them to meet the leading-edge requirements of our customers and adhere to critical industry standards with rugged and certifiable designs,” said Fabian Claus, Business Manager, Vision Solutions at Kappa. “Because of THine’s technical expert team’s intense support we felt confident that we would achieve our project goal with using THine’s parts and kits.”

“It has been an exciting experience supporting Kappa with our ICs and Kits being part of their outstanding solution platforms,” said Tak Iizuka, Chief Solution Architect of THine Solutions, Inc. “In the near future, we are sure there will be many more car manufacturers leveraging Kappa’s platform. Moreover, they aim to differentiate and make their users’ driving experience safer and more comfortable.”

Key Features of Kappa’s Rearview OneBox® a new generation of digital mirrors

  • Best-in-Class Image Quality
  • Enhanced Field of View Eliminating Blind Spots
  • Optimum Situational Awareness Under All Weather and Light Conditions
  • Design Flexibility Allowing Pure Aesthetics
  • Reduction of CO2 Emissions
  • Improved Euro NCAP Rating

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