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2-wire bus buffer provides bi-directional capacitance isolation for HDMI

Milpitas, Calif.—Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4307-1, an HDMI-compliant bidirectional bus buffer that provides capacitance buffering and level shifting between HDMI source and sink devices.

The HDMI standard requires that devices have less than 50pF of input capacitance on their display data channel (DDC), a 2-wire bus that passes digital data from the sink device (such as a digital TV) to the high definition video source device. LTC4307-1 offers sub-10pF data and clock input capacitance along with a capacitance buffering feature, allowing devices to pass the HDMI DDC input capacitance compliance test with ease.

The LTC4307-1 bidirectional capacitance buffering isolates the internal bus capacitance that may be larger than 50pF, while presenting sub-10pF to the HDMI cable. Level translation is incorporated into the part to allow 3.3V HDMI devices to interface safely to the 5V HDMI DDC bus. The LTC4307-1 provides undervoltage lockout protection, and further avoids corruption of data by monitoring both its input and output bus for completion of data transactions before connecting to the bus.

Pricing: Begins at $2.15 in 1,000 piece quantities.
Availability: The LTC4307-1 is offered in small 8-pin (3mm x 3mm) DFN or 8-lead MSOP packages, with ±5kV HBM ESD protection.
Datasheet: click here.

Linear Technology, 1-408-432-1900, www.linear.com

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