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Cable driver backs 3G/HD/SD video serial apps

Posted: 24 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:HD video? 3G?

Mindspeed Technologies Inc. has launched a family of Serial Digital Interface (SDI) devices for progressive high-definition (3G/2xHD), high-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) broadcast video serial transport applications.

The 3G/HD/SD family gives a more cost-effective migration to the HD market from existing SD infrastructure equipment.

The products work closely with a family of video SDI and video crosspoint switch devices that employ a full spectrum of applications in video routing switchers, distribution amplifiers, large production switchers and other broadcast video equipment. The products have pin-for-pin electrical and functional compatibility with competing legacy solutions that may be used as drop-in replacements.

Mindspeed's broadcast video media-interface products are the M21324, a single-channel video cable equalizer and the M21328, a single-channel video cable driver that supports 3G/HD/SD applications at 143Mbit/s to 2.97Gbit/s data rates. The chipset also includes the M21315, a single-channel video reclocker making it the industry's only complete drop-in compatible MLF/QFN SDI chipset, according to Mindspeed.

Mindspeed's physical media-interface products have better system-level flexibility and design margins along with a wider operating range from -10C to +85C and a significantly enhanced price/performance ratio. Performance is improved in all major areas compared to legacy devices, including rise/fall times, input return loss and output return loss. Meanwhile, low-power dissipation simplifies thermal management while extending product life and reducing system costs.

- Ismini Scouras

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