The ISL98001 3-Channel, 8-bit Analog Front-End (AFE) contains all the functions necessary to digitize analog YPbPr video signals and RGB graphics signals from DVD players, digital VCRs, video set-top boxes, and personal computers. This product family's conversion rates support HDTV resolutions up to 1080p and PC monitor resolutions up to UXGA and QXGA, while the front end's programmable input bandwidth ensures sharp, clear images at all resolutions. To maximize performance with the widest variety of video sources, the ISL98001 features a fast-responding digital PLL (DPLL), providing extremely low jitter with PC graphics signals and quick recovery from VCR head switching with video signals. Integrated HSYNC and SOG processing eliminate the need for external slicers, sync separators, Schmitt triggers, and filters. Glitchless, automatic Macrovision™-compliance is obtained by a digital Macrovision detection function that detects and automatically removes Macrovision from the HSYNC signal. Ease-of-use is also emphasized with features such as the elimination of PLL charge pump current/VCO range programming and single-bit switching between RGB and YPbPr signals. Automatic Black Level Compensation (ABLC) eliminates part-to-part offset variation, ensuring perfect black level performance in every application. The ISL98001 is fully backwards compatible (hardware and software) with the X980xx family of AFEs.


  • 140MSPS, 170MSPS, 210MSPS, and 275MSPS maximum conversion rates
  • Glitchless Macrovision-compliant sync separator
  • Extremely fast recovery from VCR head switching
  • Low PLL clock jitter (250psP-P @ 170MSPS)
  • 64 intrapixel sampling positions
  • 0.35VP-P to 1.4VP-P video input range
  • Programmable bandwidth (100MHz to 780MHz)
  • 2-channel input multiplexer
  • RGB 4:4:4 and YUV 4:2:2 output formats
  • 5 embedded voltage regulators allow operation from single 3.3V supply and enhance performance, isolation
  • Completely independent 8-bit gain/10-bit offset control
  • Pb-free (RoHS compliant)


  • Digital TVs
  • Projectors
  • Multifunction monitors
  • Digital KVM
  • RGB graphics processing

Product Options

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Active MQFP Tray 660

Documentation & Downloads

Title Other Languages Type Format File Size Date
Datasheets & Errata
ISL98001 Datasheet Datasheet PDF 1.29 MB
User Guides & Manuals
ISL98001EVAL User Guide Manual PDF 1.53 MB
PIN19028 - Q3 Cy 19 Price Increase Notice Price Increase Notice PDF 208 KB
ISL98001EVAL Software Installer v1.1 Library EXE 2.33 MB
PA10097 - Data Sheet Specification Correction for Intersil Product ISL98001* Product Advisory PDF 48 KB

Boards & Kits

Part Number Title Type Company
ISL98001CQZ-EVALZ Advanced Triple Video Digitizer with Digital PLL Evaluation Board Evaluation Renesas