Ultra Low-Capacitance VGA Switch with ±15kV ESD

Features Ultra-Low On-Capacitance and Resistance for Notebook/Docking Station Video Switching Applications

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The MAX4885E integrates high-bandwidth analog switches and level-translating buffers to implement a complete 1:2 multiplexer for VGA signals. The device provides switching for RGB, display data channel (DDC).

Horizontal and vertical synchronization (HSYNC/VSYNC) inputs feature level-shifting buffers to support low-voltage CMOS or standard TTL-compatible graphics controllers, meeting the VESA requirement of ±8mA. DDC, consisting of SDA_ and SCL_, is a bidirectional active-level translating switch that reduces capacitive load. The MAX4885E features high ESD protection to ±15kV Human Body Model (HBM) on all twelve externally routed terminals. See the Pin Description section in the full data sheet. All other pins are protected to ±10kV Human Body Model (HBM).

The MAX4885E is specified over the extended -40°C to +85°C temperature range, and is available in the 24-pin, 4mm x 4mm TQFN package.
MAX4885E: Typical Operating Circuit MAX4885E: Typical Operating Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • ±15kV HBM ESD Protection on Externally Routed Terminals
  • 1GHz Bandwidth
  • Low 5Ω (typ) On-Resistance (R, G, B Signals)
  • Low 6pF (typ) On-Capacitance (R, G, B Signals)
  • Low R, G, B Skew -50ps (typ)
  • Near Zero Power Consumption (< 2µA)
  • Ultra-Small, 24-Pin (4mm x 4mm) TQFN Package


  • Computer Monitors
  • Digital Projectors
  • KVM Switches
  • Notebook Computers/Docking Stations
  • Servers/Storage
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MAX4885E VGAMux2-to-174.55.56100010006.44.5
$1.26 @1k
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MAX4885EEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX4885E

Technical Documents

App Note 4371 Switching VGA Signals in a Notebook
Reference Schematic 4370 Reference Design for Switching VGA Signals in a Laptop

Quality and Environmental Data

Product Reliability Reports: MAX4885E.pdf 
Lead-Free Package Tin (Sn) Whisker Reports

Tools & Models

  • MAX4885E Macromodel
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    Note : The failure rates are summarized by technology and mapped to the associated material part numbers. The failure rates are highly dependent on the number of units tested.

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