High-Bandwidth, VGA 2:1 Switch with ±15kV ESD Protection

Allows for a Signal From One Video Source to Be Switched into Two Video Sinks with Increased Bandwidth and ESD Protection


The MAX4885AE integrates high-bandwidth analog switches, level-translating buffers, and level-translating FET switches to implement a complete 2:1 multiplexer for VGA signals. The device provides three very high-frequency 900MHz (typ) SPDT switches for RGB signals, two low-frequency clamping switches for the DDC signals, a pair of level-translating buffers for the H and V signals and integrated extended ESD protection.

Horizontal and vertical synchronization (H_/V_) inputs feature level-shifting buffers to support low-voltage controllers and standard 5V-TTL-compatible monitors, meeting the VESA requirement. Display Data Channel (DDC), consisting of SDA_ and SCL_, are FET switches that protect the low-voltage VGA source from potential damage from high-voltage presence on the monitor while reducing capacitive load.

All seven output terminals of the MAX4885AE feature high-ESD protection to ±15kV Human Body Model (HBM) (see the Pin Description in the full data sheet). All other pins are protected to ±2kV Human Body Model (HBM).

The MAX4885AE is specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range, and is available in a space-saving, 28-pin, 4mm × 4mm TQFN package.
MAX4885AE: Typical Operating Circuit MAX4885AE: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Low 5Ω (typ) On-Resistance (R, G, B Signals)
  • Low 5.5pF (typ) On-Capacitance (R, G, B Signals)
  • Independent, Selectable Logic Inputs for Switching
  • Similar Pin Configuration to MAX4885
  • Ultra-Small, 28-Pin (4mm x 4mm) TQFN Package
  • ±15kV ESD Human Body Model (HBM)


  • KVM for Servers
  • Notebook Computers—MXM/Switchable Graphics
Part Number Protocol Functions Config. Channels Normal Position VSUPPLY (Single)
VSUPPLY (Single)
Package/Pins Budgetary
min max max max min max See Notes
MAX4885AE  VGA Mux 2-to-1 1 Open/Closed 5 5.5 8 900 10 300 300 5.5 2.5
$1.53 @1k
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Pricing Notes:
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MAX4885AEEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX4885AE

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX4885AE.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

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