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NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR ANNOUNCES TRIPLE
MONOLITHIC CRT DRIVER FOR HIGH-END MONITORS
April 6, 1999 - National Semiconductor Corporation® (NYSE:NSM) today introduced
the LM2402, a triple monolithic
driver designed for high-resolution color monitor applications. The high-voltage driver is
especially well suited for UXGA (1600 x 1200) displays with pixel clock frequencies up to
200MHz that previously required expensive hybrid circuits. The LM2402 supports National's system
integration strategy by offering a high-performance solution at a 30% to 35% cost
advantage over existing hybrid solutions. The device complements National's extensive
11-lead, pin-to-pin compatible CRT driver family (TO220-11L).
"Since more than half of the CRT monitors shipped today use National's pin-compatible
CRT drivers, many monitor designers will be familiar with what it takes to use the LM2402," said Bill Stacy, vice
president of National's Data Conversion Systems Group. "Coupled with our
industry-leading applications support, this device will help shorten our customers' design
cycles while allowing them to offer a less expensive solution than is possible with
competitors' hybrid products." he added.
The LM2402's monolithic design
incorporates improved circuit integration, which in turn increases monitor reliability.
The device operates from 80V and 12V power supplies and features a 200MHz, cascode output
stage capable of driving 8pF, 40Vp-p swing at a maximum rise / fall time of 3.1 nS. The IC
is housed in an industry standard, 11-lead TO-220 molded plastic power package. National's
new CRT driver is built on the company's proprietary VIP3H process, which enables both
high voltage and high bandwidth capability.
Price and Availability
The LM2402 is available now at a
price of $6.00 each in 1000-unit quantities. For more information on the LM2402, visit our
World Wide Web site at http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM2402.html or contact National's
Customer Response Group at 1-800-272-9959.
National Semiconductor provides system-on-a-chip solutions for the information age.
Combining real-world analog and state-of the-art digital technology, the company's chips
lead many sectors of the personal computer, communications, and consumer markets. With
headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National has annual sales of approximately $2
billion and 11,500 employees worldwide. Additional company and product information is
available on the World Wide Web at www.national.com.