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Single, dual, and quad LVDS line receivers

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MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics , has introduced the MAX9171/MAX9172/MAX9173 single, dual, and quad LVDS line receivers with "in path" fail-safe.

They accept LVDS and LVPECL signals and translate them to LVTTL/LVCMOS. All three receivers conform to the ANSI TIA/EIA-644 standard, making them suitable for minimising power, EMI, and bit-error rates in the next-generation clock/data distribution networks of cell phone base stations, central office switches, networking switches/routers, DSLAMs, and other communications equipment.

The MAX9171/MAX9172/MAX9173 are designed to operate with a single 3.3V (±10%) supply with low current consumption -- 6mA for the MAX9171, 9mA for the MAX9172, and 15mA maximum current for the MAX9173, while operating over the -40°C to +85°C temperature range.

They are pin-compatible replacements for the DS90LV018A (SO packages only), DS90LV028A (SO packages only), and DS90LV048A (SO and TSSOP packages).

All three devices are guaranteed for a 500Mbps data rate. The ultra-low 30ps (typ) pulse skew on the MAX9171/MAX9172 reduces bit errors by minimising duty-cycle distortion.

The MAX9171/MAX9172 are available in 8-pin SO and space-saving QFN and SOT23 packages; eight-pin QFN and SOT23 (3mm x 3mm) packages offer over 40% reduction in size over the SO package.

The MAX9173 is offered in 16-pin TSSOP, SO, and space-saving QFN packages. Refer to the MAX9111/MAX9113 data sheet for LVDS receivers with lower pulse skew.

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