Santa Clara, CA--August 26, 1996--National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the industry's first low-swing dual transceiver.
The DS36C200 is optimized for applications that require high data rates and low power, and is compatible with the new IEEE 1394 interface standard.
Primary applications for the DS36C200 include Digital Satellite Service (DSS) set top box to Digital VHS (DVHS) interface, camcorders, compact disc players, digital TV (DTV), and multipoint high-speed applications, such as central office switches, ATM, and PBXs. All of these applications require that data be moved at rates in excess of 30Mbits per second but with low power.
In order to achieve very high data rates of more than 100Mbits per second, LVDS uses lower signal levels and signal swings than older technologies like TIA/EIA-485, TIA/EIA-422, and PECL. Because the DS36C200 is based on LVDS technology, it is able to operate above 100Mbits per second while maintaining low power levels.
Packaged in a 14-lead SOIC, the DS36C200M is immediately available in volume and is priced at $2.90 in 1,000-piece quantities.
Santa Clara, CA
Customer Response Group
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