SNLS200B September   2005  – January 2019 DS90LV049H


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Dual-In-Line
      2.      Functional Diagram
  4. Revision History
  5. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  6. Specifications
    1. 6.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 6.2 ESD Ratings
    3. 6.3 Recommended Operating Conditions
    4. 6.4 Thermal Information
    5. 6.5 Electrical Characteristics
    6. 6.6 Switching Characteristics
    7. 6.7 Typical Characteristics
  7. Parameter Measurement Information
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
      1. 8.3.1 DS90LV049H LVDS Driver and Receiver Functionality
      2. 8.3.2 Termination
      3. 8.3.3 Fail-Safe Feature
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
        1. Power Decoupling Recommendations
        2. PCB Transmission Lines
        3. Input Fail-Safe Biasing
        4. Probing LVDS Transmission Lines on PCB
        5. Interconnecting Media
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curve
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
      1. 11.1.1 Microstrip vs. Stripline Topologies
      2. 11.1.2 Dielectric Type and Board Construction
      3. 11.1.3 Recommended Stack Layout
      4. 11.1.4 Separation Between Traces
      5. 11.1.5 Crosstalk and Ground Bounce Minimization
      6. 11.1.6 Decoupling
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Related Documentation
    2. 12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Community Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 12.6 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information

Fail-Safe Feature

The LVDS receiver is a high-gain, high-speed device that amplifies a small differential signal (20 mV) to LVCMOS/LVTTL logic levels. Due to the high gain and tight threshold of the receiver, take care to prevent noise from appearing as a valid signal. The internal fail-safe circuitry of the receiver is designed to source/sink a small amount of current, providing fail-safe protection (a stable known state of HIGH output voltage) for floating, terminated, or shorted receiver inputs.

  1. Open Input Pins: It is not required to tie the receiver inputs to ground or any supply voltage. Internal fail-safe circuitry will ensure a HIGH, stable output state for open inputs.
  2. Terminated Input: If the driver is disconnected (cable unplugged), or if the driver is in a power-off condition, the receiver output will again be in a HIGH state, even with the end cable 100-Ω termination resistor across the input pins. The unplugged cable can become a floating antenna which can pick up noise. If the cable picks up more than 10 mV of differential noise, the receiver may see the noise as a valid signal and switch. To ensure that any noise is seen as common-mode and not differential, a balanced interconnect should be used. A twisted-pair cable will offer better balance than a flat ribbon cable.
  3. Shorted Inputs: If a fault condition occurs that shorts the receiver inputs together, thus resulting in a 0-V differential input voltage, the receiver output will remain in a HIGH state. Shorted input fail-safe is not supported across the common-mode range of the device (GND to 2.4 V). It is only supported with inputs shorted and no external common-mode voltage applied.
External lower value pullup and pulldown resistors (for a stronger bias) may be used to boost fail-safe in the presence of higher noise levels. The pullup and pulldown resistors should be in the 5-kΩ to 15-kΩ range to minimize loading and waveform distortion to the driver. The common-mode bias point should be set to approximately 1.2 V (less than 1.75 V) to be compatible with the internal circuitry. The DS90LV049H is compliant to the original ANSI EIA/TIA-644 specification and is also compliant to the new ANSI EIA/TIA-644-A specification with the exception of the newly added ΔIIN specification. Due to the internal fail-safe circuitry, ΔIIN cannot meet the 6-µA maximum specified. This exception will not be relevant unless more than 10 receivers are used.

Additional information on the fail-safe biasing of LVDS devices may be found in AN-1194 Fail-Safe Biasing of LVDS Interfaces (SNLA051).