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CMD port protector in Micronas' HDTV design

Posted: 21 Apr 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:California Micro Devices? CMD? Micronas? MediaGuard CM2021? HDTV reference design?

California Micro Devices (CMD) announced that Micronas incorporated its single chip MediaGuard CM2021 port protector for high speed high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) into their newest HDTV reference design.

The MediaGuard CM2021 device provides robust ESD and backdrive protection with signal integrity. This device integrates ESD protection and backdrive protection for all 12 HDMI signal lines, as well as low capacitance level shifters for DDC, CEC and Hot Plug functions. According to CMD, the ultra low capacitance and high resonance frequency achieved enable reliable signal quality at 1080p resolution for high definition televisions. The solution also promises to simplify layout while lowering component count and system cost.

Micronas' latest HDTV reference design is based on the VCT 6wxyP with dedicated features such as 3D comb filter, component input for HDTV signals, and LVDS outputs. The mixed signal IC family VCT 6wxyP sets a new standard of integration of high quality video, audio, de-interlacing, scaling and controller functionalities, and paves the way for the fast growing market of LCD TV applications, said the press release.

"Our customers are looking for reliable and proven HDMI protection solutions," said Joe Salvador, director of marketing for computing and digital consumer products at CMD, in a statement. "Micronas has a strong presence in the consumer IC market, and by working closely with them, we are able to provide our customers with a complete, robust and proven solution, simplifying their design challenge and accelerating their time to market."

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