Features and Benefits

  • Design Flexibility
    • Graphics Controller Port Is Protected when VCC = 0V
    • External Pullup Resistors Match DDC Channel to Graphics Controller Supply
    • Up to Two USB Ports Supported
  • High Level of Integration for Performance
    • S5V Provides +5V at 55mA to VGA Port
    • Internal Pullup Resistors on DDC Outputs to S5V
    • Low 6pF (typ) RGB Capacitance
    • 2.1ns (typ) tR/tF with 10pF, 2.2kΩ Load on Monitor-Side SYNC Signals
    • Source and Sink 8mA While Meeting Speed Requirements
    • High-ESD Protection on VGA and USB Outputs
      • ±8kV Human Body Model (HBM)
  • Saves Space on Board
    • Internal USB Switches
      • Pass +5V at 500mA with 250mV (max) IR Drop
      • Current Limited/Thermal Protection
    • 4mm x 4mm, 24-Pin TQFN Package

Product Details

The MAX14984 is a complete VGA port protector with dual USB power switches. The device features all the circuitry required to detect the insertion and removal of a monitor and automatically connect the graphics controller when a monitor is detected. A switched 5V output provides up to 55mA to the VGA port in addition to normal VGA signals.
The MAX14984 features a single active-low enable input to control two 5V USB switches. Each switch supplies 500mA of current with less than 250mV drop from VCC, and is protected against short-circuit faults. Two active-low fault outputs indicate when a fault condition is detected on either output.
High-bandwidth analog switches exceed VESA rise/fall time requirements for the RGB channels. The horizontal and vertical synchronization (H/V) buffers shift logic levels to support +2.5V to +5.0V CMOS or TTL-compatible graphics controllers while meeting the VESA drive capability requirement of ±8mA. An internal 2.5V regulator and pullup resistors on the monitor side translate the DDC voltage levels to be compatible with low-voltage graphics controllers.
The MAX14984 features high-ESD protection of ±8kV Human Body Model (HBM) on all VGA and USB outputs. The device is available in a 24-pin (4mm x 4mm) TQFN package and is specified over the -40°C to +85°C extended temperature range.


  • Desktop PCs
  • Servers
  • Workstations

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