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Intersil's 10-Bit Video Digitizer Delivers Unmatched Features and Performance

(PresseBox) (Milpitas, CA, ) Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL) today introduced the ISL51002, the industry’s most sophisticated 10-bit video digitizer. This device combines ease-of-use and high-resolution video performance to create the ideal choice for digitizing analog YPbPr video from HDTV tuners, set-top boxes, SD and HD DVDs, as well as RGB graphics signals from personal computers and workstations.

The ISL51002 has three speed grades up to 165MSPS to deliver resolution up to 1080p/UXGA at 60Hz, the latest available standard. Its built-in black level compensation prevents variations in color or hue, even variations caused by temperature change and its unparalleled DNL (differential non-linearity - typical +0.86LSB at 165MHz), eliminates visible contour errors when digitizing gradually changing images. The remarkable channel linearity is only the beginning of the story though, as the ISL51002 comes with a host of features not available in competitive devices.

The ISL51002’s digital PLL has high noise immunity and 250ns (typical) and 500ns (max) low jitter performance that eliminates the need for an analog loop filter. This highly innovative PLL is the industry’s easiest to use, needing only one parameter to be programmed for optimal video performance.

The device also has an Integrated sync measurement circuit eliminates the development time of implementing this function in software. This circuit analyzes the incoming sync signals for type, polarity, period and pulse width. This data, which is necessary for correct display, is read from internal registers through an I2C interface.

Additionally, the ISL52002’s has an integrated automatic sampling phase adjust that evaluates 64 different sampling phases each second and selects the best phase to deliver the sharpest picture possible. It also has a robust Macrovision™ -compliant sync separator that prevents visual disturbances when Macrovision-protected signals are displayed or head-switching noise from analog VCRs is encountered.

The ISL51002’s 4:1 MUX input provides superior design flexibility. Also simplifying design is an integrated RGB to YUV color space converter which allows the user to process an RGB signal in the YUV space.

The ISL51002 has unparalleled DNL (typical +0.86LSB at 165MHz), eliminating visible contour errors when digitizing gradually changing images.

Target applications for the ISL51002 include flat panel TVs, front/rear projection TVs, PC LCD monitors and projectors, high-quality scan converters and video/graphics processing.

About Intersil’s Video Products
From high-performance video amplifiers to differential line equalizers, Intersil's portfolio of video products can address any portion of the analog signal chain. The number and variety of video products on the market continues to grow. With the expansion of HDTV and high-resolution RGB (red, green, blue) signals, the most common point-to-point connection for a video signal is analog. Intersil’s video ICs provide many solutions for moving these signals around. Whether it is transmitting RGB down CAT-5 or switching 32 security video feeds, Intersil has a solution. Also, Intersil’s ISL5944x family extends the available bandwidth of RGB multiplexers on the market from 500 MHz up to 1GHz – the first time this barrier has been broken. Intersil continues to deliver best-in-class video solutions for its customers, addressing every piece of the signal chain. To learn more about Intersil’s broad video portfolio, visit Intersil’s Video ICs page at

Pricing and Availability
The ISL51002 is available now in a 128-lead MQFP package and is priced starting at $8.24 each in 1,000-unit quantities. More information on the ISL51002 is available at

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