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Tiny video filter amplifier lets portables output SD video signals to SDTVs

Sunnyvale, Calif.—Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX9515, the industry's smallest, lowest pin-count video filter amplifier for standard-definition (SD) video connections from portable devices to TVs.

Packaged in a 1mm x 1mm, 4-bump UCSP, the MAX9515 features the company's proprietary SmartSleep technology, which reduces current consumption to 5 microamps in shutdown mode. The MAX9515 is ideal for low-power, space-constrained portable applications-such as cell phones, digital still/video cameras, and portable media players-that require a video output to a SDTV.

The MAX9515 combines an active-filter stage with a video amplifier to band-limit the signal and set the video-output level to drive a TV connection. Featuring a higher-order filter than competitive devices, it achieves much better attenuation of high-frequency artifacts and noise in the video-output signal, according to Maxim. The integrated fifth-order filter features ±1dB passband flatness up to 9MHz and 50dB attenuation at 27MHz, thereby ensuring signal integrity in ultra-compact designs.

Pricing: Starts at $0.55 (1000-up, FOB USA).
Availability: Samples are available now for qualified customers.
Datasheet: Click here.

Maxim Integrated Products, www.maxim-ic.com

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