14-Bit GMSL Deserializer with Coax or STP Cable Input

Compact 1.6Gbps Deserializer with CRC Protection of Video Data for ADAS Applications


The MAX96708 is a compact deserializer especially suited for automotive camera applications. Features include adaptive equalization and an output crosspoint switch. An embedded control channel operates at 9.6kbps to 1Mbps in UART, I2C, and mixed UART/I2C modes, allowing programming of serializer, deserializer (SerDes), and camera registers, independent of video timing.

The deserializer can track data from a spread-spectrum serial input. The serial input meets ISO 10605 and IEC 61000-4-2 ESD standards. The core supply range is 1.7V to 1.9V and the I/O supply range is 1.7V to 3.6V. The device is available in a 32-pin (5mm × 5mm) TQFN package with 0.5mm lead pitch and operates over -40°C to +115°C temperature range.
MAX96708: Functional Diagram MAX96708: Functional Diagramt Enlarge+

Key Features

  • Ideal for Safety Camera Applications
    • Works with Low-Cost 50Ω Coax (100Ω STP) Cable
    • Error Detection of Video/Control Data
    • High-Immunity Mode for Robust Control-Channel EMC Tolerance
    • Best-in-Class Supply Current: 185mA (max)
    • Adaptive Equalization for 15m Cable at Full Speed
    • 32-Pin (5mm × 5mm) TQFN Package
    • Horizontal- and Vertical-Sync Encoding and Tracking
  • High-Speed Deserialization for Megapixel Cameras
    • Up to 1.74Gbps Serial-Bit Rate
    • 6.25MHz to 87MHz × 12-Bit + H/V Data
    • 36.66MHz to 116MHz × 11-Bit + H/V Data
  • Multiple Modes for System Flexibility
    • 9.6kbps to 1Mbps Control Channel in UART, I2C (with Clock Stretch), or UART-to-I2C Modes
    • 2:1 Input Mux for Camera Selection
    • 15 Hardware-Selectable I2C-Device Addresses
    • Pairs with Any Maxim GMSL Serializer
    • Crosspoint Switch Maps Data to any Output
  • Reduces EMI and Shielding Requirements
    • Spread-Spectrum Serial-Input Tracking and Transfer to the Parallel Output
    • 1.7V to 1.9V Core and 1.7V to 3.6V I/O Supply
  • Peripheral Features for System Verification
    • Built-In PRBS Receiver for BER Testing
    • Dedicated “Up/Down” GPI for Camera Frame Sync Trigger and Other Uses
  • Meets AEC-Q100 Automotive Specification
    • -40°C to +115°C Operating Temperature Range
    • ±8kV Contact and ±15kV Air IEC 61000-4-2 and ISO 10605 ESD Protection


  • Automotive Camera Applications
Part Number Signal Type Signal Type Functions Rx Tx Data Rates
Rx Tx
Deserializer 1 14 1500
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Pricing Notes:
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MAX96706COAXEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX96706/MAX96708 with Coax or STP Cable
MAX96708COAXEVKIT: Evaluation Kit for the MAX96706/MAX96708 with Coax or STP Cable

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