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Fairchild's new HDTV HDMI switch

Posted: 10 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Fairchild Semiconductor? high-definition multi-media interface? HDMI? FSHDMI04?

Fairchild Semiconductor announced a 1.65Gbps high-definition multi-media interface (HDMI) switch that promises to enable designers to easily add a second HDMI input to the circuitry in an existing display application.

According to the press release, the FSHDMI04 switch can be utilized in an HDTV to enable connectivity between multiple applications such as DVDs, game consoles and STBs. Compared to traditional designs requiring a separate receiver to add an HDMI connection, explained Fairchild, the FSHDMI04 significantly speeds design-cycle times by increasing functionality while reducing design complexity.

"HDMI connectivity is expected to soon become as ubiquitous as USB connections are now," said Jerry Johnston, Fairchild's product manager for analog switches. "Our new high-bandwidth HDMI switch allows system designers to easily add a second port to their HDMI products without changing internal aspects of the application, or redesigning for an extra feature."

The new FSHDMI04 protects against system damage with one of the industry's highest ESD rating (8kV, all pins), while eliminating the need for additional ESD-protection ICs. It also offers one of the industry's lowest on-capacitance (6pf typ/7pf max), and is touted to be the only HDMI switch to meet HDMI inter- and intra-pair skew specifications.

The FSHDMI04 is available in a Pb-free 48-lead QVSOP package.




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