Features and Benefits

  • Stand-Alone Deserializer (vs. SerDes) Ideal for Unidirectional Links
  • Automatic Clock Recovery
  • Allow Hot Insertion and Synchronization Without System Interruption
  • BLVDS Serial Input Rated for Point-to-Point and Bus Applications
  • Fast Pseudorandom Lock
  • Wide Reference Clock Input Range
    • 16MHz to 45MHz (MAX9206)
    • 40MHz to 60MHz (MAX9208)
  • High 720psP-P Jitter Tolerance (MAX9206)
  • Low 30mA Supply Current (MAX9206 at 16MHz)
  • 10-Bit Parallel LVCMOS/LVTTL Output
  • Up to 600Mbps Throughput (MAX9208)
  • Programmable Output Strobe Edge
  • Pin Compatible to DS92LV1212A and DS92LV1224

Product Details

The MAX9206/MAX9208 deserializers transform a highspeed serial bus low-voltage differential signaling (BLVDS) data stream into 10-bit-wide parallel LVCMOS/LVTTL data and clock. The deserializers pair with serializers such as the MAX9205/MAX9207, which generate a serial BLVDS signal from 10-bit-wide parallel data. The serializer/deserializer combination reduces interconnect, simplifies PCB layout, and reduces board size.

The MAX9206/MAX9208 receive serial data at 450Mbps and 600Mbps, respectively, over board traces or twisted-pair cables. These devices combine frequency lock, bit lock, and frame lock to produce a parallel-rate clock and word-aligned 10-bit data. Serialization eliminates parallel bus clock-to-data and data-to-data skew.

A power-down mode reduces typical supply current to less than 600µA. Upon power-up (applying power or driving active-low PWRDN high), the MAX9206/MAX9208 establish lock after receiving synchronization signals or serial data from the MAX9205/MAX9207. An output enable allows the outputs to be disabled, putting the parallel data outputs and recovered output clock into a highimpedance state without losing lock.

The MAX9206/MAX9208 operate from a single +3.3V supply and are specified for operation from -40°C to +85°C. The MAX9206/MAX9208 are available in 28-pin SSOP packages.


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  • Network Routers and Switches

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