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8-input, 6-output video switch targets consumer and industrial apps

San Jose, Calif. — Fairchild Semiconductor introduced the FMS6502, an 8-input, 6-output video switch matrix suitable in consumer and industrial video applications including automotive in-cabin entertainment systems, HDTVs, flat panel displays and A/V receivers.

The FMS6502 offers more functionality by integrating analog switch capability, input clamps, bias circuitry and cable drivers into a single device. It also accommodates standard-definition (SD), enhanced-definition (ED) and 1080i/1080p high-definition (HD) video signals. The switch offers selectable 0 and 6 dB integrated cable drivers capable of driving dual video loads. It further optimizes system power by turning off unused outputs. The inputs offer a sync-tip clamp or bias option that allows the device to handle video signals with or without sync. The sync-tip clamp option sets the output sync tip level to 300 mV (video with sync) and the bias option internally biases the inputs to center signals without sync (Y, Pb, Pr) to 1.25 V. The FMS6502 is available in a TSSOP-24 lead (Pb)-free package that meets the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and is compliant with European Union regulations now in effect.

Availability: Now
Pricing: $1.44 each in 1,000-piece quantities
Data Sheet: FMS6502

Fairchild Semiconductor, 207-775-8100, www.fairchildsemi.com

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