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Texas – First SDI reclocker with integrated eye monitor for broadcast video systems (LMH0366)Oct 12 2012 - New Technologies and Energy Harvesting [More New Technologies and Energy Harvesting Articles]
Introduced as an industry first, Texas Instruments (TI) has announced a serial digital interface (SDI) reclocker with an integrated eye monitor for examining the shape and health of incoming signal waveforms. The on-chip eye monitor provides real-time monitoring and diagnostics at the reclocker’s input, allowing engineers to easily optimize their broadcast video system and speed time-to-market.
The LMH0366 3-Gbps HD/SD reclocker consumes 50-percent less power than the competition, while offering best-in-class jitter performance and signal integrity for digital video routers, distribution amplifiers and video test equipment.
The LMH0366 joins the LMH0376 reclocker, which offers the same features but adds an integrated 4:1 input multiplexer. Both devices retime serial digital video data conforming to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 424M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 259M-C standards for transmitting high-resolution uncompressed video signals.
Engineers can develop a high-resolution video system solution by combining the LMH0366 or LMH0376 with the LMH0394 or LMH0395 3-Gbps adaptive cable equalizers, LMH0302 or LMH0307 3-Gbps cable drivers, SN65LVCP408 8×8 4.25-Gbps crosspoint switch, LMZ14203 3-A SIMPLE SWITCHER power module, LP5900 150-mA linear regulator, and the TMS320DM8168 DaVinci video processor.
The SD3GDAIII evaluation module (EVM) is also available to accelerate the development of systems using the LMH0366 and LMH0376. IBIS models for the LMH0366 and LMH0376 are also available to verify board signal integrity requirements, says the company.More news from Texas Instruments