Pericom Semiconductor announced it has expanded its industry-leading high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) switch portfolio with four new high-bandwidth differential signal switch solutions for multi-source or multi-sink video applications including TV, monitor, set-top box, switch box, and game consoles.
Pericom's HDMI Rev 1.3 switches are fully compliant with the newly released standard (released in June of 2006.) With 16-bit deep color support (3.3Gbps), the switches can be used to connect various high performance high definition (HD) source products to a single HD video display. Housed in lead-free and green packaging, these solutions also provide high bandwidth of up to 5.4 Gbps, low insertion loss, high electrostatic discharge (ESD) tolerance and ideal pin-out
"Pericom was the first vendor to ship more than 1 million units per quarter of HDMI signal switch solutions," said Shaf Rahman, Pericom senior director of Switch and Interface Marketing. "The addition of these new products expands our offering to 2:1, 3:1, and 4:1 HDMI revision 1.3 compliant switches, which will allow us to increase our market share and be ready for the triple and quadruple HDMI connector systems."
The newly released HDMI products, PI3HDMI412FT-A, PI3HDMI1212, PI3HDMI413-A, and PI3HDMI414 have been designed with Pericom's new patent-pending technology. This technology is used to achieve the specific impedance required for HDMI/DVI signals to minimize reflections and insertion loss, while still maintaining differential impedance requirements per the revision 1.3 specifications. When designing a sink-system, differential impedance must only be maintained from the sink HDMI input connector to the Pericom switch. Along with signal integrity, differential impedance, Pericom switch solutions also handle ESD protection on each HDMI connector up to 8kV contact protection.
The new PI3HDMI412FT-A, PI3HDMI413-A, PI3HDMI414, and PI3HDMI1212 are Pb-free and green and in full production today, with prices ranging from $1.40 to $3.00 in 10,000 unit quantities. Samples, datasheets, application notes, IBIS models, and additional information can be found by visiting Pericom.