Video switch matrix reduces board space

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

The FMS6502 integrates analog switch capability, input clamps, bias-circuitry and cable drivers into a single device. As a result, it consumes approximately half the board space of discrete solutions, according to Fairchild.

The FMS6502 accommodates standard-definition (SD), enhanced-definition (ED) and 1080i/1080p high-definition (HD) video signals, and offers selectable 0 and 6dB integrated cable drivers capable of driving dual video loads.

To lower power dissipation, the FMS6502 can disable unused outputs. The FMS6502's 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 300mV (video with sync) and the bias option internally biases the inputs to center signals without sync (Y, Pb, Pr) to 1.25V.

The FMS6502 is available in a compact TSSOP-24 lead (Pb)-free package that meets or exceeds the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and is compliant with European Union regulations now in effect.

Pricing: $1.44 each in 1000-unit quantities.
Availability: Now; delivery is 6 to 8 weeks.
Data Sheet: click here.

Fairchild Semiconductor Corp., 1-207-775-8100,

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