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

National Semiconductor Introduces Lowest-Power, Easy-to-Use Cable Extender Chipset

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The DS15EA101 is an adaptive equalizer offered in a 4 mm by 4 mm 16-pin LLP package. It has been optimized for equalizing data transmitted over copper cables and operates over a wide .40 degrees C to 85 degrees C temperature range from 150 Mbps to 1.5 Gbps. The device automatically adapts to equalize any cable length from zero meters to distances with attenuation up to 35 dB at 750 MHz. The DS15EA101 allows either single-ended or differential input drive, enabling equalization of coaxial cables and twisted pair cables. Additional features include a loss of signal (LOS) output and an output enable which, when tied together, disable the output when no signal is present. The DS15EA101 is powered from a single 3.3V supply and consumes 210 mW (typical) at 1.5 Gbps. For more information on the DS15EA101 or to order samples, visithttp://www.national.com/pf/DS/DS15EA101.html .

About National's Interface Portfolio

National Semiconductor, the LVDS and CML 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 in cable 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 http://www.national.com/appinfo/interface/ .

Pricing and Availability

National's cable extender chipset and Drive Cable002EVK reference design are available now. In 1,000-unit quantities, the DS15BA101 is priced at $4, and the DS15EA101 is $8.75.

Acronyms: low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS); current-mode logic (CML); low voltage positive emitter coupled logic (LVPECL); and bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS).

About National Semiconductor

National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems. National's leading-edge products include power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, interface products and data conversion solutions. National's key analog markets include wireless handsets, displays and a variety of broad electronics markets, including medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement applications. Headquartered in Santa Clara , Calif., National reported sales of $2.16 billion for fiscal 2006, which ended May 28, 2006 .Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com.


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