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HDMI v1.3 Equalizer Extends Cable Reach to 35 meters at 2.25Gbps

HDMI v1.3 Equalizer Extends Cable Reach to 35 meters at 2.25Gbps

Automatically equalizing each channel, the MAX3815 automatic cable equalizer for HDMI v1.3 TMDS applications is capable of compensating for 0 to 35m of 24 AWG HDMI cable or 0 to 22m of 28 AWG HDMI cable running TMDS data at rates up to 2.25 Gb/s. The device is compatible with HDTV resolutions of 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 1080p with 30- to 36-bit color. It also supports VGA to WUXGA computer resolutions and features three differential data channels, one clock channel, and a loss-of-signal output, which automatically squelches the outputs when a clock signal is not present. Additionally, the device operates from a 3.3V supply and consumes 0.6W. Available in a 48-pin, 7 mm x 7 mm TQFP, prices start at $5.99 each/1,000. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.

 

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