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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

National Semiconductor Sets Signal Integrity Benchmark With New High-Speed Buffer and Multiplexer Family

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Key signal-integrity features include: * A fixed equalizer at each input stage to reduce ISI distortion, enabled through two control pins - one for each group of four. These control pins provide the user with flexibility in applications where ISI distortion may vary from one direction to another. * Four selectable steps of de-emphasis on each output driver to compensate for transmission loss. For added flexibility, the de- emphasis block control is done on groups of four input or output channels. * CML drivers and receivers internally terminated with 50-Ohm pull-up resistors. * Low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) compatible inputs. * Loop-back control in each direction to enable at-speed system testing. DS42BR400 and DS25BR400 Quad Transceiver Buffers

Available in a 60-pin LLP(R) package, the DS42BR400 operates as a quadtransceiver or an eight-channel buffer up to 4.25 Gbps or down to 250 Mbps.The operating range enables use of the buffer in applications requiring both low- and high-frequency data rates. The DS25BR400 has the same features and packaging as the DS42BR400, but features 250 Mbps to 2.5 Gbps data rate for 4xPCI-Express, CPRI and OBSAI applications.

For more information on the DS42BR400 and DS25BR400, to order samples and an evaluation board, or to download an application note, visit and

DS42MB200 and DS25MB200 Dual Multiplexers and Buffers

Available in a 48-pin LLP package, the DS42MB200 is a dual, signal-conditioning 2:1 multiplexer and 1:2 fan-out buffer designed for use in backplane redundancy applications. The DS42MB200 operates from 0.8 Gbps to4.25 Gbps, making it the ideal solution for adding redundancy to XAUI or fiber channel backplanes. The DS25MB200 has the same features and packaging as theDS42MB200, but offers 0.8 Gbps to 2.5 Gbps for 2x PCI-Express, CPRI and OBSAIbackplanes.

For more information on the DS42MB200 and DS25MB200, to order samples andan evaluation board, or to download an application note, visit and An on-demand online seminar,"Boosting FPGA and CPLD Interface Performance for Off-board DataTransmission," is available for viewing at,4706,0_61_,00.html.

National's Interface Products

National Semiconductor, the LVDS technology innovator and market leader, offers a wide range of interconnect solutions that transfer high-speed digital signals using world-class analog technology. These solutions help system designers develop high-performance applications in a variety of markets, including communication and industrial systems. The products feature high reliability, low power and low noise, as well as dramatic systems savings incable and connector costs. National Semiconductor is the world's largest supplier of high-speed LVDS products, according to Databean's 2005 Analog ICMarket Share survey. For more information on National's interface products,visit

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