Whitepaper: HDMI ESD Protection Without Sacrificing Performance
The newest high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) 1.3 standard doubles the previous HDMI 1.0 - 1.2 data rate to 3.4Gbps per differential signal pair. This increased data rate introduces new challenges in implementing a solid board design with low capacitance that ensures adequate signal integrity. This is particularly important when executing a robust electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection solution. Adding ESD protection to your HDMI system design can be simplified by choosing the proper solution. Tyco Electronicsâ€™ ESD and overcurrent protection reference layout complies with the HDMI 1.3 specification at 3.4GHz, helps meet the requirements of the IEC 61000-4-2 ESD protection specification, and optimizes board space, all of which helps minimize risk for designers. This paper explores the requirements and pitfalls of designing ESD protection into HDMI 1.3 systems.
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