“Fairchild’s FSHDMI04, with intra-pair skew of 55pS typical (under 1.65Gbps), high 8kV ESD performance and low quiescent current consumption of only 1µA max, was integral in helping our LCD TV pass the stringent HDMI tests that led to our certification,” said Mr.Lin, XOCECO’s R&D manager. “In addition to providing us with advanced switch technology, Fairchild provided a pre-compliance testing lab in Shanghai that prepared us to pass the rigorous HDMI test at the Authorized Testing Center (ATC) on our very first attempt.”
When used in media systems with dual interfaces, the FSHDMI04 HDMI switch allows the application to connect to two other video sources such as DVDs, game consoles and set-top boxes. By offering HDMI functionality in a single device, designers can use the FSHDMI04 to easily add a second HDMI input to the circuitry of their existing application without resorting to costly upgrades. Compared to traditional designs that require a separate receiver to add an HDMI connection, the FSHDMI04 significantly speeds design-cycle times by reducing design complexity.
“Our FSHDMI04 switch was specifically designed to offer the ESD protection and excellent signal quality necessary for meeting the growing demand for HDMI-enabled products,” said Patty Miske, switch marketing manager for Fairchild’s Analog Products Group. “We are delighted that our switch played a role in allowing XOCECO to meet the specification for HDMI, which, according to In-Stat, is experiencing ‘record growth’ with HDMI-enabled device shipments predicted to grow to 78 percent per year through 2010. This certification will dramatically increase the marketability of XOCECO’s product as HDMI becomes more prevalent in the electronics market.”