Milpitas, Calif. California Micro Devices claims its highly-integrated interface solution, the CM2006, is the industry's first complete VGA and DVI-I port companion circuit for digital TV and LCD monitors. The VGA port device replaces 22 analog and passive components and integrates electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, level shifting and buffering and backdrive protection in a single chip.
As part of the Cal Micro's Application Specific Integrated Passive (ASIP) line, the CM2006 is designed for VGA and DVI-I ports in digital consumer electronics and PC peripheral applications. The device connects between the video graphics controller of a LCD monitor or digital TV and the analog video output (VGA or DVI-I connector).
By replacing 22 analog and passive components with a single device, the CM2006 offers designers a space- and cost-saving alternative to discrete implementations. The device provides space savings up to 55 percent and a solution cost savings of 33 percent while improving ESD performance, according to the company.
The CM2006 provides 8 kV of ESD protection per IEC61000-4-2 Level 4 as well as backdrive protection for all seven data lines. In addition, the CM2006 integrates Schmitt-triggered buffers for the SYNC signals and level shifting NFETs for the DDC lines. It also features very low capacitive load from the ESD protection diodes on VIDEO lines, 3 pF maximum. Click here for the CM2006 datasheet.
The CM2006 is currently sampling. Pricing starts at $0.60 each in quantities of 1,000. The product is available in a compact 16-lead QSOP package that is both RoHS compliant and lead free. Volume production is scheduled for January 2006.
California Micro Devices, 1-408-934-3108, www.calmicro.com
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