LVDS (Low voltage differential signaling) is a standard for communicating at high speed in point-to-point applications and M-LVDS (Multipoint LVDS) is a similar standard for multi-point applications. Both LVDS and M-LVDS offer a long-distance digital interface for serial communication over an electrical interconnect.
Analog Device's LVDS portfolio includes isolated LVDS and non-isolated LVDS & M-LVDS transmitters/line drivers and receivers. With 8 kV IEC ESD performance standards for robust, inter-board applications in harsh electrostatic environments, our LVDS modules conform to the TIA/EIA-644 LVDS standard with data rates up to 600Mbps. The M-LVDS products are ideal for applications where designers need to transmit at data rates up to 100 Mbps or 250 Mbps to multiple nodes. M-LVDS allows a single pair of differential lines to carry this high speed information, saving on connector size and reducing the number of lanes required to fan out this information. Integration of Analog Devices' iCoupler® technology allows for high speed operation that also provides drop-in galvanic isolation of LVDS signal chains. Isolated LVDS with data rates of up to 2.5 Gbps with very low jitter opens up new applications in Instrumentation and Digital Health.