Serially Controlled, Triple 3x2 Audio/Video Crosspoint Switches

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The MAX4548/MAX4549 serial-interface, programmable, triple 3x2 audio/video crosspoint switches are ideal for multimedia applications. The devices include three crosspoint switch matrices, each containing three inputs and two outputs. To improve off-isolation, each switch matrix has a shunt input and each output is selectively programmable for clickless or regular-mode operation. A selectable set of internal resistive voltage dividers supplies DC bias for each output when using AC-coupled inputs. To improve crosstalk, the voltage dividers include four externally accessible bypass points.

The MAX4548/MAX4549 feature 35Ω max on-resistance, 7Ω on-resistance matching between channels, 5Ω on-resistance flatness, and 0.07% total harmonic distortion (THD). Additionally, they feature off-isolation of -85dB at 20kHz and -72dB at 10MHz, with crosstalk of -85dB at 20kHz and -55dB at 10MHz. The MAX4548 uses a 2-wire I²-compatible serial interface, while the MAX4549 uses a 3-wire SPI™/QSPI™/MICROWIRE™-compatible serial interface. These parts are available in 36-pin SSOP packages and are specified for the extended (-40°C to +85°C) operating range.
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Key Features

  • Selectable Soft-Switching Mode for "Clickless" Audio Operation
  • 22Ω Typical On-Resistance (+5V Supply)
  • 5Ω Typical On-Resistance Matching Between Channels
  • 2Ω Typical On-Resistance Flatness
  • Audio Performance
    • -85dB Off-Isolation at 20kHz
    • -85dB Crosstalk at 20kHz
    • 0.07% THD with 600Ω Load
  • Video Performance
    • -72dB Off-Isolation at 10MHz
    • -55dB Crosstalk at 10MHz
  • Serial Interface
    • 2-Wire I²C-Compatible (MAX4548)
    • 3-Wire SPI/QSPI/MICROWIRE-Compatible (MAX4549)
  • Single-Supply Operation from +2.7V to +5.5V


  • High-End Audio Systems
  • PC Multimedia Boards
  • Security Systems
  • Set-Top Boxes
  • Video Conferencing Systems

See parametric specs for Audio/Video Routing (Unbuffered) (27)

Part NumberFunctionsConfig.RON
Off Iso.
maxmaxmax@ Freq.@ Freq.See Notes
MAX4548 Crosspoint3 x 3-to-235
2.7 to 5.5
$6.23 @1k
$6.01 @1k

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Technical Documents

App Note 5299 Selecting the Right CMOS Analog Switch
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