Re-Drivers offer signal integrity over long distances.

Press Release Summary:

Signal Conditioning Re-Drivers, models PI2EQX3201, PI2EQX3202, PI2EQX4501, and PI2EQX4502, are designed to manage high-speed protocols like SATA, SAS, XAUI, Fibre Channel, and PCI Express. Operating up to 4.5 Gbps bandwidth, units solve high-speed signal integrity problems occurring on PCB boards or through cables and multiple connector points. Device boosts signals by combining programmable equalization and de-emphasis techniques at Transmit and Receive points.

Original Press Release:

Pericom SATA, SAS, XAUI, Fibre Channel Re-Driver Products Designed for Signal Integrity at Very Long Distances

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6 / -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEM), a leader in high-speed signal integrity products and worldwide preferred supplier of silicon-based integrated circuits as well as quartz-based frequency control products, is introducing its new family of signal conditioning Re-Drivers that are designed specifically to manage next generation high-speed protocols like SATA, SAS, XAUI, Fibre Channel, and PCI Express.

Pericom's PI2EQX3201, PI2EQX3202, PI2EQX4501, and PI2EQX4502 offer unique solutions to solve high-speed signal integrity problems either on PCB boards or through cables and multiple connector points while operating up to 4.5Gbps bandwidth. The company is working with customers developing ATCA Chassis on XAUI back-planes, Test Equipments, Fibre Channel Switch & Routers, Blade & Pizza Box Servers, Large Telecom and Datacom Chassis, and Docking Stations for Notebook Computers.

"The signal attenuation loss increases in almost an exponential form as trace lengths increase in a signal path using high speed differential signaling. Pericom's industry unique devices boost signals by combining programmable equalization and de-emphasis techniques at the Transmit and Receive points, respectively, on a signal path to ensure good signal integrity at the end points," explained Shaf Rahman, Director of Marketing.

"Another benefit to systems designers is that they can now use Pericom Re-Drivers with inexpensive cables, such as CAT6 or flexible ribbon cables, instead of using very expensive cables to achieve good signal integrity at the end of the trace. The Pericom applications laboratory has put together an exciting customer demonstration incorporating an impressive twenty-five feet of CAT6 cable running signals in a 2.5Gbps PCI Express system. We will be showcasing this at the next Intel Developer Forum in both San Francisco and Japan," continued Rahman.

Availability and Pricing:

Samples, demo boards, datasheets, application note, IBIS, and additional information can be found by visiting the company website at PI2EQX3201 and PI2EQX4501 are offered in 36-pad TQFN packaging, while PI2EQX3202 and PI2EQX4502 are offered in 84-ball LFBGA packaging. Pricing ranges from $4.00 to $7.00 in 10,000 unit quantities.

About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation offers customers worldwide the industry's most complete silicon and quartz-based solutions for the Computing, Communications, and Industrial market segments. Our broad portfolio of leading-edge analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and SaRonix frequency control products are essential in the timing, transferring, routing, and translating of high-speed signals as required by today's ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and sales offices located globally.

Source: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Shaf Rahman,
+1-408-435-0800, ext. 259,

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