The GS12241 is a low-power, multi-rate re-timing Cable Equalizer supporting rates up to 12G UHD-SDI. It is designed to equalize and restore signals received over 80m coaxial cable at 12G, compensate for DC content of SMPTE pathological signals, and re-time the incoming data. The device supports SMPTE ST 2082-1 (12G UHD-SDI), ST2081-1 (6G UHD-SDI), ST 424 (3G SDI), ST 292-1 (HD-SDI), and ST 259 (SD-SDI) signals and is optimized for performance at 11.88Gbps. In addition to standard SMPTE rates, the device also supports re-timing of DVB-ASI at 270Mbps, and MADI at 125Mbps. The two trace drivers have highly configurable pre-emphasis and swing controls to compensate for long trace and connector losses.
- 75Ω cable input interface with on-chip termination
- SMPTE ST 2082-1, ST 2081-1, ST 424, ST 292-1 and ST 259 compliant input/output
- Multi-standard operation from 1Mb/s to 11.88Gb/s
- In addition to standard SMPTE rates, the device also supports re-timing of DVB-ASI at 270Mb/s, and MADI at 125Mb/s
- 3D Input Signal Eye Monitor
- PRBS generator and checker
- Automatic cable equalization—typical equalized cable lengths of Belden 1694A cable:
- 80m at 11.88Gbps
- 100m at 5.94Gbps
- 190m at 2.97Gbps
- 260m at 1.485Gbps
- 450m at 270Mbps and 125Mbps
- Cable equalizer mode features:
- Automatic power down on loss of signal
- Programmable carrier detect with squelch threshold adjustment
- Programmable launch swing compensation for non-compliant source
- Manual and automatic cable equalizer bypass
- Trace driver features:
- Integrated 100Ω, differential output termination
- Extends output DC-coupling support with 1.2V to 2.5V output supply range
- Trace driver data output pre-emphasis to compensate for up to 20” FR4 at 11.88Gb/s
- Manual or automatic re-timer bypass
- Manual or automatic mute or disable on LOS
- CDR features:
- Manual or automatic rate modes
- Wide Loop bandwidth control
- Re-timing at the following data rates: 125Mbps, 270Mbps, 1.485Gbps, 2.97Gbps, 5.94Gbps, and 11.88Gbps—this includes the f/1.001 rates
- Single 1.8V power supply for analog and digital core
- GSPI serial control and monitoring interface
- Four configurable GPIO pins for control or status monitoring
- Wide operating temperature range: -40ºC to +85ºC
- Small 6mm x 4mm 40-pin QFN
- Pin compatible with the GS12141, GS12142, and GS3241
- Pb-free/Halogen-free/RoHS and WEEE compliant package
- Next Generation 3D / 2D HFR HDTV and 2K D-Cinema, UHDTV1 and 4K D-Cinema end-equipment: Cameras, Monitors, Switchers, etc.
- Next Generation 3G, 6G, and 12G UHD-SDI infrastructures designed in support of UHDTV1, UHDTV2, 4K D-Cinema and 3D HFR and HDR production image formats.
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