Engineers can now design high-resolution automotive infotainment applications with either traditional STP or lighter, less expensive coax cables using a new family of Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link (GMSL) SerDes chipsets from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA). Features include:

  • The ability to drive 15 meters of coax or STP cabling.
  • Spread-spectrum capability built into each serializer and deserializer.
  • Reduced cable cost and weight: each SerDes chipset allows the use of coax cables, which reduce cable cost and weight each by up to 50%.
  • High-resolution displays: drive 1920x720 pixel displays with 24-bit color, enhancing visuals in both safety and entertainment applications.
  • Longer cable lengths: The robust chipsets drive 15 meters of cable, up to 50% longer than competitive solutions.

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