LVDS Enables High-Speed Signal Distribution in 3G Base Stations

Abstract: This application note discusses use of the EIA/TIA-644 low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) standard in 3G mobile communications. Offering both low power and a low emission, LVDS is ideally suited for high-speed clock and signal distribution in WCDMA, EDGE and cdma2000® base stations. The MAX9205 serializer, MAX9206 deserializer, MAX9150 multiport repeater, and MAX9152 crosspoint switch are featured.