STMicroelectronics HDMI Chip simplifies the design of HDMI-compliant connections
STMicroelectronics has introduced a chip that simplifies the design of HDMI-compliant connections for high-definition products such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, game consoles and HDTVs. The new IC- HDMI2C1-5DIJ, assures designers of meeting HDMI specification version 1.3, while occupying up to 70 percent less board space than an equivalent network of discrete components for ESD protection, boosting, and level shifting of HDMI control signals. The IC also protects against possible damage from other equipment driving signals onto the HDMI link.
The HDMI2C1-5DIJ provides ESD protection as required by the HDMI specification, achieving 8kV contact-discharge meeting the international standard IEC 61000-4-2 level 4. The signal-boosting capability, also included, ensures reliable transmission over long cable lengths and/or low-cost cable with a high equivalent capacitor.The HDMI2C1-5DIJ is available in a 16-lead QFN 5 x 4 package, priced at $0.90 for orders of 1000 pieces.