Microchip Technology Inc


A quad (4 channel) equalizer designed for DisplayPort 1.2 and back-plane applications.


EQCO2754 supports extended cable lengths for 5.4 Gbps data-rates and is useful for many applications, including the following:

  • Support for Stereoscopic 3D full HD video
  • Driving of two 2560x1600 displays - e.g. Apple's 30-inch Cinema Display
  • Driving up to four 1920x1200 ( full HD ) displays on a single link via daisy chaining.
  • At 2.7 Gbps, the equalizer also extends the maximum cable length range significantly

The EQCO2754 can be used as an input device for all types of monitors, projectors etc. giving optimal compensation of frequency dependent signal loss.

The voltage regulator internal to the EQCO2754 allows easy integration into smart cables. Only a handful of supplementary low cost SMD capacitors are required to complete the function.

The EQCO2754 is a 4 channel equalizer. Each of the equalizers operate independently finding the optimal compensation level, deskewing the interpairskew by up to 40%.

Key Features

  • Long cable reach:
    • 15-20 m @ 2.7Gbps ( 25-30dB self adaptive compensation )
    • 10-15m @ 5.4 Gbps ( 30-35 dB self adaptive compensation )
  • Low current consumption ( 70mA/channel )
  • Internal input and output termination for low external component count
  • Single 1.2V or 3.3V supply ( internal linear regulator )
  • QFN package, pin count to be determined

Equalizer for video connections with speeds of up to 3.0 Gbps. The EQCO30R5 is designed to recover 3G-SDI signals after transmission over 75Ω coaxial cables; also supports data uplink for camera control and Power over Coax.

See information on use in transceiver pair EQCO30R/T5


This solution is useful and economical for many markets and applications, including the following:

  • High Definition, high frame rate Pro-video HD/SDI video recorder
  • Surveillance, industrial/inspection, medical video inputs

Key Features

  • Long cable reach ( Belden1694A ):
    • 140m @ 3.0 Gbps
    • 200m @ 1.5 Gbps
    • 400m @ 270 Mbps
  • Compatible with all SMPTE 3G-SDI data-rates
    • SMPTE 259M - SDI - 143 to 360 Mbps
    • SMPTE 344M - 540 Mbps
    • SMPTE292M - HD-SDI - 1.485 Gbps
    • SMPTE372M - dual link HD-SDI - 2.97 Gbps
    • SMPTE424M - dual speed HD-SDI - 2.97 Gbps
  • Pin compatible to Gennum and National Semiconductor parts
    • Low Power 80 mW @ 1.2 V or 220 mW @ 3.3 V
    • 3.3 V supply
    • Auto-adaptive variable gain for very robust operation
    • -40°C to + 85°C temperature range
    • 16-pin, 0.65 mm pin pitch, 4 mm QFN package

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Equalizer circuit to extend the reach of IEEE 1394b (Firewire) connections with speeds of up to 500 Mbit/s over low cost Cat5/6 cables. Can also be used for transmitting and receiving LVDS signals over Cat5/6 cable.

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Key Features

  • Supports IEEE 1394b - S400, S200 and S100 data rates
  • Seamless connection with any IEEE1394b compliant PHY
  • Internal termination resistors for low external component count
  • Fully compatible with Power over Ethernet ( IEEE 802.3af )
  • Carrier Detect and Mute functionality with direct Light Emitting Diode driving capability
  • Low Power 140mW or 14mW ( mute ) @ 3.3V
  • Single 3.3V supply
  • 16-pin, 0.65mm pin pitch, 4mm QFN package

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Data & Video Transceivers Channel