HDCP Gigabit Multimedia Serial Link Serializer/Deserializer

Single-Link Serializer/Deserializer Chipset with Integrated Control Channel is Ideal for Digital Video Applications

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The MAX9263/MAX9264 chipset extends Maxim’s gigabit multimedia serial link (GMSL) technology to include high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) encryption of video and audio data. The MAX9263 serializer, or any HDCP-GMSL serializer, pairs with the MAX9264 deserializer, or any HDCP-GMSL deserializer, for the transmission of control data and HDCP encrypted video and audio data.

The parallel interface operates with a pixel clock up to 104MHz. Three inputs are for I2S audio, supporting a sampling frequency to 192kHz and a sample depth to 32 bits. The embedded control channel forms a fullduplex differential 9.6kbps to 1Mbps UART link between the serializer and deserializer. A microcontroller (µC), can be located on the serializer side of the link, on the deserializer side of the link, or on both sides. The control channel enables µC control of peripherals on the remote side, such as backlight control, touch screen, and perform HDCP-related operations.

For driving longer cables, the serializer has programmable pre/deemphasis, and the deserializer has a programmable channel equalizer. The GMSL devices have programmable spread spectrum on the serial (serializer) and parallel (deserializer) output. The serial link input and output meet ISO 10605 and IEC 61000-4-2 ESD standards. The serializer core supply is 1.8V and the deserializer core supply is 3.3V. The I/O supply is 1.8V to 3.3V. Both devices are available in a 64-pin TQFP package with an exposed pad and are specified over the -40°C to +105°C automotive temperature range.

MAX9263, MAX9264: Typical Application Circuit MAX9263, MAX9264: Typical Application Circuit Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ideal for HDCP Video Applications
    • Supports Up to XGA (1280 x 768) or Dual-View WVGA (2x 854 x 480)
    • Pre/Deemphasis and Equalization Allows 15m Cable at Full Speed
    • Up to 192kHz, 32-Bit/Sample I2S
    • Multiple Data Rates for System Flexibility
      • Up to 3.12Gbps Serial-Bit Rate
      • 6.25MHz to 104MHz Pixel Clock
      • 100kbps to 1Mbps UART and UART-to-I2C Control Channel
    • Reduces EMI and Shielding Requirements
      • Serial Output Programmable for 100mV to 400mV
      • Programmable Spread Spectrum Reduces EMI
      • Bypassable Input PLL for Jitter Attenuation
    • Peripheral Features for System Power-Up and Verification
      • Built-In PRBS Tester for BER Testing of the Serial Link
      • Interrupt Transmission from Deserializer to Serializer
    • Meets Rigorous Automotive and Industrial Requirements
      • -40°C to +105°C Operating Temperature
      • ISO 10605 and IEC 61000-4-2 ESD Tolerance


  • High-Resolution Automotive Navigation
  • Megapixel Camera Systems
  • Rear-Seat Infotainment

See parametric specs for I/O Port Expanders (31)

Part NumberInterfaceInputsOutputsInterr.OutDrive Current
minmaxSee Notes
Serial - I2C Compatible
24 / 321-121.83.3
See Data Sheet
$6.72 @1k
MAX9264 -24 / 32Yes-
See Data Sheet

Pricing Notes:
This pricing is BUDGETARY, for comparing similar parts. Prices are in U.S. dollars and subject to change. Quantity pricing may vary substantially and international prices may differ due to local duties, taxes, fees, and exchange rates. For volume-specific and version-specific prices and delivery, please see the price and availability page or contact an authorized distributor.

See parametric specs for High-Speed Interconnect (Differential Signaling) (120)

Part NumberSignal TypeSignal TypeFunctionsRxTxData Rates
RxTxSee Notes
$6.72 @1k

MAX9263EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX9263 and MAX9264
MAX9264EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX9263 and MAX9264
MAX9265EVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX9264 and MAX9265
Product Reliability Reports: MAX9263.pdf 
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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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