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Vitesse expands broadcast video IC line

Camarillo, Calif.—Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. recently expanded its broadcast video IC portfolio with what it claims is the industry's highest performance, lowest power, smallest footprint crosspoint switch.

According to Vitesse, the VSC3340, an asynchronous 40×40-port device, is the first crosspoint switch to deliver power scaling Green Modes that reduce power dissipation by as much as 54 percent over existing products. With its 260 Gbps capacity, the VSC3340 is essential for broadcast video equipment requiring higher density, lower power system designs. The VSC3340 exceeds video requirements for professional broadcast routers/switchers and HDMI switching through its full support of HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort and SMPTE protocols.

The device's energy savings are 95 mW per channel in 3.2 Gbit mode. In this design, only those channels with active signals dissipate power. Integrated with Vitesse's FlexEQ adaptive equalization technology, the VSC3340 is well suited for countering signal degradation over various transmission media types and lengths.

With its programmable input signal equalization and output pre-emphasis, the device can be optimized for a variety of cable, printed circuit board, or backplane lengths and signal conditions. The switch is programmable with a standard two-wire or four-wire interface.

Pricing: $150 each in volume.
Availability: Immediately.
Datasheet: Click here.


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