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TI Introduces Multi-Standard, Triple Consumer Video Amplifier Family


Flexible, Highly Integrated Filters Simplify Video Design

DALLAS .- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) introduced today a family of flexible three-channel integrated video buffers optimized for consumer video applications where performance, space savings and lower system cost are required. The family supports HDTV, SDTV and a variety of digital media processors, such as TIs DaVinciTM processors. The amplifiers incorporate a fifth-order Butterworth filter, which can be used as an encoders digital-to-analog converter (DAC) reconstruction filter. The devices provide video buffering by rejecting DAC images for better video quality in consumer applications such as set-top boxes, USB-powered video, portable video recorders and other video applications. (See

The THS7314, THS7315 and THS7316 offer design flexibility as the inputs can be configured for either AC- or DC-coupled applications. In addition, unlike typical solutions, the family can support a single 3-V to 5-V supply, eliminating the need for a separate 5-V supply. The devices rail-to-rail output allows AC- or DC-output coupling so that designers can use 3.3-V supply without headroom issues. The ability for each channel to drive two video lines, or 75-ohms loading, allows for maximum flexibility as a video line driver.

Each device addresses requirements of todays video standards. The amplifiers incorporate output level shift, which allows for a full sync dynamic range at the output with 0-V input. The AC-coupled modes include a transparent sync-tip clamp option for CVBS, Y, and GBR signals with bottom-level sync. AC-coupled biasing for C/Pb/Pr channels can easily be achieved by adding an external resistor to Vs+ (voltage supply pin).

The THS7314 and THS7315 are well-suited for SDTV and support CVBS, S-Video, YUV and YPbPr 480i/576i. The THS7314 has a typical 6-dB output gain while the THS7315 has a 14.3-db fixed gain, which enables it to work well with TIs DaVinci and OMAPTM processors. The THS7316 supports YPbPr 720p/1080i/up to 1080p30 and GBR (RGB) standards for HDTV with a 6-dB output gain.

Availability, Pricing and Support

The THS7314, THS7315 and THS7316 are available now in an 8-pin SOIC lead-free (RoHS compatible) and green-compliant package. Suggested resale pricing in quantities of 1,000 is $0.40 for the THS7314, $0.50 for the THS7315 and $0.55 for the THS7316. Samples and evaluation modules (EVMs) are available.


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