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TI unveils low-jitter retimers for 4K UHD Video and Camera Interface

Texas Instruments

TI introduces high-performance retimer portfolio supporting flexible, cost-optimized system design for designers to speed their products to market while maintaining optimal performance.

Touted to come with 60 percent lower power consumption than competitive devices, the new retimers enable robust video and camera signal quality in equipment such as desktop and laptop PCs, mobile devices, high-definition televisions (HDTVs), and automotive infotainment systems.

Key features and benefits

  • Leading jitter compensation: The new retimers improve signal quality by removing jitter and compensating loss for signals transmitting over long traces and cables. The DP159 and TMDS181 retimers include adaptive equalization (EQ) up to 15dB, dynamically adjusting the EQ level to fine tune system performance and enable better jitter compensation. The devices support multi-gigabit signals, such as DisplayPort and HDMI, up to 6 Gbps and operate at an extended temperature range, enabling designers to optimize performance in a wide variety of consumer, automotive and industrial equipment.
  • System design flexibility: Various speed and protocol options, reprogrammable channel configuration, and scalable pin-to-pin compatibility for 1.4b and HDMI 2.0 devices enable engineers to design cost-optimized solutions with the lowest power consumption available today, up to 60 percent lower than competitive devices.
  • Increased bandwidth: The DPHY440 device is the industry’s first 4-by-1-Gbps MIPI camera serial interface (CSI) and display serial interface (DSI) retimer, providing over 10 times higher bandwidth than existing solutions enabling higher resolution camera images over long traces and cables.
  • Optimize system performance: The DP159 and TMDS181 devices include robust features such as a pseudorandom binary sequence (PRBS) generator and real-time diagnostic EyeScan tools for in-system validation, which engineers can configure to quickly optimize their system design.

Package, Availability and Pricing 

These new devices in TI’s retimer portfolio are available with a variety of features, package types and pricing listed in the table below. Additionally, evaluation modules (EVMs) are available to help engineers quickly and easily evaluate performance and speed time to market.

ProductPackage optionsPricing in 1,000-unit quantitiesEVM


Starting at $4.08USDDP159RGZEVM




Starting at $3.55USDDP159RGZEVM


TMDS18148VQFNStarting at $3.55USD



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