VGA and DVI-I Port Interface works with LCD monitors.

Press Release Summary:

Integrated Application Specific Integrated Passive(TM) device, CM2006, provides complete interface solution for VGA and DVI-I ports for digital electronics and PC peripheral applications. Placed between video graphics controller of LCD monitor or digital TV and analog video output, product provides 8 kV of ESD protection as well as backdrive protection for all 7 data lines. It integrates Schmitt-triggered buffers for SYNC signals and bidirectional level shifting NFETs for DDC lines.

Original Press Release:

California Micro Devices Announces Industry's First VGA and DVI-I Port Companion for Digital TV and LCD Monitors

MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 19 - California Micro Devices (NASDAQ:CAMD) today announced the CM2006, a highly integrated Application Specific Integrated Passive(TM) (ASIP(TM)) device that provides the industry's first complete interface solution for VGA and DVI-I ports for digital consumer electronics and PC peripheral applications such as digital TVs and LCD monitors. By replacing 22 analog and passive components with a single, compact device, the CM2006 offers designers a simple, reliable, space saving and cost effective alternative to discrete implementations. The device provides space savings up to 55 percent and solution cost savings of 33 percent while improving ESD performance.

California Micro Devices is a leading supplier of VGA port protection ASIP(TM) devices widely used by leading PC manufacturers. The new CM2006 expands the served market of this family to include PC peripheral and digital consumer electronics applications such as LCD monitors and digital TVs with VGA and/or DVI-I outputs. The CM2006 provides 8kV of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection as well as backdrive protection for all 7 data lines. In addition, the CM2006 integrates Schmitt-triggered buffers for the SYNC signals and level shifting NFETs for the DDC lines.

"Expanding our VGA family to encompass the digital TV and monitor side of the interface is a natural extension for us," stated Joe Salvador, director of marketing for computing and digital consumer products at California Micro Devices. "Leading digital TV and monitor manufacturers who are already using our MediaGuard(TM) and PicoGuard(TM) solutions for HDMI and DVI port protection can now take advantage of the performance and cost savings that we've historically provided to the PC community with our host-side VGA products."

Key Features

The CM2006 is placed between the video graphics controller of an LCD monitor or digital TV, and the analog video output (VGA or DVI-I connector). The CM2006 integrates several critical functions that are typically implemented using many discrete analog and passive devices:

-- Robust ESD protection on all 7 VGA signals per IEC61000-4-2 Level 4 (+/-8kV contact, +/-15kV air discharge);

-- Very low capacitive load from ESD protection diodes on VIDEO lines, 3pF maximum;

-- Backdrive protection on all lines;

-- Schmitt triggered, non-inverting input buffers for HSYNC and VSYNC lines;

-- Integrated bidirectional level shifting N-channel FETs for DDC Clock and Data;

-- VESA VSIS Version 1 Revision 2 compatible interface.

Pricing and Availability

The CM2006 is currently sampling, and pricing starts at $0.60 each in 1,000 units. The product is available in a compact 16 lead, RoHS compliant, lead free QSOP package. Production is scheduled for January 2006.

About California Micro Devices Corporation

California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog semiconductor products for the mobile handset, personal computer and digital consumer electronics markets. Key products include Application Specific Integrated Passive(TM) (ASIP(TM)) devices and selected high value mixed signal ICs. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at

NOTE: ASIP(TM), Application Specific Integrated Passive(TM), MediaGuard(TM) and PicoGuard(TM) are trademarks of California Micro Devices. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Richard Haas of California Micro Devices, +1-408-934-3108, or

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