The SN75LVDS84 FlatLink transmitter contains three 7-bit parallel-load serial-out shift registers, a 7× clock synthesizer, and four low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) line drivers in a single integrated circuit. These functions allow 21 bits of single-ended low-voltage TTL (LVTTL) data to be synchronously transmitted over three balanced-pair conductors for receipt by a compatible receiver, such as the SN75LVDS82 or SN75LVDS86.
When transmitting, data bits D0D20 are each loaded into registers of the SN75LVDS84 on the falling edge of the input clock signal (CLKIN). The frequency of CLKIN is multiplied seven times and then used to unload the data registers in 7-bit slices and serially. The three serial streams and a phase-locked clock (CLKOUT) are then output to LVDS output drivers. The frequency of CLKOUT is the same as the input clock, CLKIN.
The SN75LVDS84 requires no external components and little or no control. The data bus appears the same at the input to the transmitter and output of the receiver with the data transmission transparent to the user(s). The only possible user intervention is the use of the shutdown/clear (SHTDN) active-low input to inhibit the clock and shut off the LVDS output drivers for lower power consumption. A low level on this signal clears all internal registers to a low level.
The SN75LVDS84 is characterized for operation over ambient free-air temperatures of 0°C to 70°C.
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