Toshiba Launches Interface Bridge ICs
OREANDA-NEWS. Toshiba Corporation announced the launch of "TC358782XBG", an interface bridge IC that supports SeeQVault(tm), a next generation security specification that allows copy protected HD content to be transferred to portable storage devices. Sample shipments will start in April, with mass production scheduled to start for August.
Protected HD content is not transferrable to external memories; users need to play the content on the equipment that records it or downconverts it to SD quality. SeeQVault(tm) provides a solution for compliant equipment, and allows HD content to be viewed on multiple platforms. This is achieved with a secure ID assigned to each SeeQVault(tm)-compliant flash memory, such as SD memory cards.
"TC358782XBG" brings SeeQVault's(tm) features to portable storage devices, such as USB HDDs. This allows secure transfers of HD content, and enables users to play HD content on multiple SeeQVault(tm)-compatible equipment.