Low power analogue video decoder for automotive camera systems

Low power analogue video decoder for automotive camera systems

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Intersil’s TW9990 is a highly integrated analogue video decoder that eliminates the need for external op amps while enabling performance advantages through programmable short-to-battery and short-to-ground detection. The TW9990 video decoder is suitable for automotive rear camera displays and other camera systems.

The low power analogue video decoder supports NTSC/PAL/SECAM single-ended, differential, and pseudo differential composite video inputs as well as S-Video. A single 27 MHz crystal is all that is needed to decode all analogue video standards. Typical power consumption is approximately 100 mW for composite inputs. A power-down mode further reduces consumption.

Most automotive analogue cameras are cabled as differential twisted pair to reduce common mode noise. Traditional analogue video decoders only support single-ended inputs, meaning automotive system designers must place a video op amp in front of the decoder to convert differential signals to single-ended. The TW9990 video decoder eliminates the need for the external op amp and the associated cost, as it supports differential composite video signals directly, and has built-in programmable short-to-battery and short-to-ground detection.

It features;

– NTSC/PAL/SECAM 4H adaptive comb filter Y/C separation

– Two 10-bit ADCs and analogue clamping circuit

– Fully programmable static gain or automatic gain control for the Y channel

– Built-in analogue anti-alias filter

– Image enhancement with peaking and CTI

– Advanced synchronisation processing and sync detection for handling non-standard and weak signals

– Short-to-Battery and Short-to-Ground Detection

– Available in a wettable flank QFN package, which enables visual solder inspection.

– AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Qualified

In a 32-lead 5 x 5mm WFQFN it costs $2.60 (1000).


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