Single-Chip Video Filter/Buffers from STMicroelectronics Boost Performance, Integration, and High-Volume Availability

GENEVA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TSH345 and TSH346 for SD and HD applications target digital TV, Blu-ray, PVR, and set-top box applications

GENEVA, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adding cost savings and supply-chain advantages to the technical benefits of integrated video filter/buffers for consumer electronic products, the TSH345 and TSH346 introduced by STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a world leader in analog ICs, are pin-compatible with existing devices and take advantage of ST's high-volume production capability.

The new ICs will be used in products such as Blu-ray players, standard DVD players, PVRs, set-top boxes and digital televisions, to drive output signals to the TV screen over 75-Ohm video connections. By integrating three complete filter/buffers into a single chip, the TSH345 or TSH346 eliminate multiple discrete components used to transmit RGB signals or component video such as Y-Pb-Pr. They will also operate without the input capacitor normally added to preserve the video synchronization signal, and require only a single 5V supply. These two features deliver further cost savings and simplify product design.

The TSH345 can drive either high-definition signals at up to 30MHz or standard-definition video in progressive or interlaced formats. A stand-by pin enables convenient power-saving operation. The TSH346 is optimized for high-definition equipment. Both types are delivered in small surface-mount packages, and can be used as direct replacements or as second source for other filter/buffer ICs. The TSH345 is a replacement for the FMS6203, FMS6418, ADA4412-3, or MAX7454. The TSH346 replaces the FMS6363, ML6426-5, ADA4417-3, THS7316, or MAX9500-9501. All units are individually tested at minimum and maximum parameters to ensure optimum performance in high-volume consumer products.

The TSH345 is available at $1.3 in quantities of 1000 units, and the TSH346 is priced at $0.8 each for 1000 units. Both devices are in full production, and samples are also available.

About STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2007, the Company's net revenues were $10 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

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