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MSI Unveils Three Motherboards Based On NVIDIA’s New Chipsets

TI Introduces High-Speed LVDS And LVPECL Repeaters And Translators

MSI Unveils Three Motherboards Based On NVIDIA’s New Chipsets

Following the product announcement of Nvidia’s GeForce 6100-series integrated GPUs, MSI unveiled three K8-compatible motherboards – the GeForce 6150/6100-based K8NPVM2/K8NGM2 for AMD Socket-939 CPUs, the 6100-based K8NGM-V for AMD Socket-754 processors and the K8N Diamond Plus, featuring Nvidia's nForce4 SLI dual-graphics chipset for the AMD Socket-939 platform.

K8NPVM2 / K8NGM2 bases on nForce 430 & GeForce 6150/6100 chipset, features PCI Express x16, SATA2 (RAID 0, 1, 0+5, 5), Gigabit Ethernet, and is bundled with DVI-D/D-Sub adapters (C51PV only). According to the company, the K8NPVM2 motherboard is well suited to deliver home digital audio and video, with the support of Nvidia’s PureVideo technology, Microsoft Windows Media Video HD standard and DVD-D output. The K8NPVM2 should be priced at less than NT$4,000 (US$120), according to sources.

K8NGM-V bases on nForce 410 and GeForce 6100 chipset, has PCI Express x16, SATA2 (RAID 0, 1) interface. It is scheduled for the late October.

Finally, K8N Diamond Plus bases on Nvidia nForce4 SLI, features PCI Express x16/x1/x4, SATA2 (RAID 0, 1, 0+5, 5), dual Gigabit Ethernet. Expected early in November.

Source: MSI Taiwan, iXBT, DigiTimes

TI Introduces High-Speed LVDS And LVPECL Repeaters And Translators

TI introduced a 4-Gbps low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) and low-voltage pseudo emitter-coupled logic (LVPECL) repeater and translator. Featuring low total jitter of 45 ps, the devices help ensure signal and clock integrity in various communications applications including high-speed network routing, wireless base stations and 622-MHz central office clock distribution, and they can also serve as translators in an array of consumer applications.

Both the SN65LVDS and SN65LVP20 connect a high-speed differential receiver and driver as a repeater. The receiver accepts low-voltage PECL signals at rates up to 4 Gbps and repeats them as LVDS (LVDS20) or LVPECL (LVP20) output signals. The differential signal path through the devices minimizes electromagnetic interference (EMI) and limits added jitter, which are key issues in communications and consumer electronics design. The new devices offer 3.3-V and 2.5-V operation, enabling designers to migrate seamlessly to a 2.5-V supply as system needs dictate.

The LVDS20 and LVP20 join TI's portfolio of products supporting the LVDS and LVPECL standards, including the LVDS16/17/18/19 and LVP16/17/18/19 high gain output oscillator buffers.


  • Low-voltage PECL input and low-voltage PECL or LVDS outputs
  • Signaling rates to 4 Gbps or clock rates to 2 GHz
  • 120-ps output transition times
  • Less than 45 ps total jitter
  • Less than 630 ps propagation delay times
  • 2.5-V or 3.3-V supply operation
  • Output disable pin
  • Supply current less than 42 mA

The LVDS20/LVP20 are available in volume from TI and its authorized distributors, packaged in an eight-pin, 2 x 2 x 0.75 mm Lead (Pb)-Free small-outline, no-leads package (SON). Suggested resale pricing in 1,000-piece quantities is $3.30 for the LVDS20 and $4.40 for the LVP20. Samples are available for 24-hour delivery.

Source: TI

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