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Function Cable driver Power consumption (mW) 255 Data rate (Max) (Gbps) 11.88 Control interface Pin, SMBus, SPI Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 85 open-in-new Find other Serial digital interface (SDI) ICs

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  • Supports ST-2082-1 (12G), ST-2081-1 (6G), ST-424 (3G), ST-292 (HD), and ST-259 (SD)
  • Compatible with DVB-ASI and AES10 (MADI)
  • Dual differential output cable drivers
  • On-chip 75-Ω termination and return loss compensation network
  • Host-side equalized 100-Ω loop-back output
  • Programmable slew rate control on 75-Ω outputs
  • Programmable pre-emphasis and output amplitude on 75-Ω outputs
  • Programmable de-emphasis and output amplitude on 100-Ω output
  • Polarity inversion on 75-Ω and 100-Ω outputs
  • Automatic power save in absence of input signal
    • Power consumption: 25 mW (Typical)
  • Power-down control through ENABLE pin
  • Single 2.5-V supply
    • Power consumption: 200 mW (typical)
  • Programmable through pins, SPI, or SMBus interface
  • –40°C to +85°C operating temperature range
  • 5-mm × 5-mm, 32-pin WQFN package

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LMH1208 device is a 12G UHD-SDI low power dual output cable driver. It supports SMPTE video rates up to 11.88 Gbps, enabling UHD video for 4K/8K applications. The additional equalized 100-Ω driver output on the host-side can be used for monitoring or signal distribution purposes.

The programmable PCB input equalizer provides high frequency boost to reduce inter symbol interference (ISI) induced by PCB board trace. The integrated 75-Ω termination and return loss network at both cable driver outputs facilitate overall system design in meeting stringent SMPTE return loss requirements.

Input Signal Detect determines the presence of a valid signal at the input of the cable driver. This sensing feature may be used to alert the user of a system fault and activate a Power Save Mode, reducing the power consumption of the cable driver. The LMH1208 provides selectable slew rates for data rates up to 11.88 Gbps. The output slew rate and amplitude can be controlled by pin, SPI, or SMBus control.

The LMH1208 is powered from a single 2.5-V supply. It is offered in a small footprint 5 mm × 5 mm 32-pin WQFN package. The LMH1208 is pin compatible with the LMH1228 (12G Dual Cable Driver with Integrated Reclocker).

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* Datasheet LMH1208 12G UHD-SDI Dual Output Cable Driver datasheet (Rev. C) May 12, 2020
Application note LMH121x 12G SDI PCB Layout Guidelines Feb. 19, 2020
Application note LMH12xx MADI Compatibility Application Note Aug. 30, 2018
Application note Simplifying 4K SDI Video Design with a Bidrectional I/O Oct. 31, 2017
Technical articles Three reasons why a bidirectional I/O will simplify your next 4K video design Sep. 06, 2017

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Hardware development

The LMH1297EVM is an evaluation module (EVM) designed for high-speed performance and functional evaluation of the Texas Instruments LMH1297 12-G UHD-SDI bidirectional I/O with integrated reclocker. With this kit, you can quickly evaluate the cable reach and output signal integrity supported (...)
  • User-configurable adaptive cable equalizer or cable driver with integrated reclocker
  • Supports ST-2082-1 (12 G), ST-2081-1 (6 G), ST-424 (3 G), ST-292 (HD), ST-259 (SD)
  • Integrated reclocker locks to SMPTE video rates of 11.88 Gbps, 5.94 Gbps, 2.97 Gbps, 1.485 Gbps or divide-by-1.001 Sub-Rates and 270 (...)

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