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3.12 Gbps SerDes chipsets from Maxim support both STP and coax cables

Date: 09/04/2014
Maxim is offering new 3.12Gbps Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) SerDes chipsets for interfacing high-resolution automotive infotainment applications with either traditional STP or lighter, less expensive coax cables.

Maxim says with its SerDes chipsets, OEMs can continue using STP cables in their designs, and seamlessly transition to coax cabling in future models using the same chipset. The chipsets drive 15 meters of coax or STP cabling, providing the margin required for robust and versatile designs. EMI performance is improved due to built in spread-spectrum feature. Each serializer can operate with any deserializer in the family, allowing the use of different interfaces at each end of the link. In addition to driving high-resolution central and rear-seat displays, these chipsets can also be used in megapixel camera systems.

Each device operates over the -40C to +105C temperature range.