TI Introduces Industry's First Family of ICs Designed to Support Thunderbolt(TM) Technology


Complete ecosystem provides an end-to-end solution from cable to host

DALLAS - Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's first integrated circuit (IC) portfolio optimized for Thunderbolt(TM) Technology. The Thunderbolt high-speed interface standard supports dual 10.3 Gbps transfer lanes, aggregating PCI Express and DisplayPort into a single cable to enable both data and display over a single cable. TI is the only supplier to provide the full ecosystem of devices, allowing customers to do more by offering the right products to speed design with Thunderbolt. To download data sheets or order samples see: www.ti.com/thunderbolt-pr.

Enabling the design from the host PC through the cable to the peripheral, TI's initial product offering includes six devices. The TPS22980 power load switch resides on both the host and device side, facilitating the delivery and receipt of power to both the active cable and the connected device. The LM3017 boost and battery disconnect and HD3SS0001 FET switch work in tandem on the host to connect to the cable where the TPS22985 power load switch, DS100TB211 signal conditioning retimer with clock and data recovery (CDR) and LMZ10501 SIMPLE SWITCHER® nano module reside. All devices are designed to work seamlessly to provide an optimum Thunderbolt user experience. To view the block diagram see: www.ti.com/thunderbolt-pr.

"Thunderbolt(TM) technology brings unprecedented I/O performance and versatility to the PC platform," said Jason Ziller, director of marketing and planning for Thunderbolt technology at Intel. "Texas Instruments' new devices will accelerate Thunderbolt product makers' development and time-to-market, and help accelerate Thunderbolt ecosystem growth."

Thunderbolt device key features and benefits

TPS22980: 3.3V to 18V power load switch

o Single, integrated solution saves board space and simplifies system design by providing a dual voltage switch with an adjustable current limit that prevents damage to the connected device.

o High-voltage discharge before low-voltage connection protects components from over-voltage exposure.

TPS22985: Power selection device

o Single, integrated solution manages all power delivery through a Thunderbolt technology cable, simplifying cable designs.

o Optimized for use with the DS100TB211 for cable implementation, minimizing required external circuitry and saving space in the active cable form factor.

DS100TB211: Signal conditioning retimer with CDR

o Dual-lane retimer with adaptive four-stage equalization enables thin, inexpensive 40-AWG cable.

o Integrated clock synthesis and power filtering reduces bill-of-materials cost and PCB layers.

o On-chip cable diagnostics lowers assembly time, cost.

HD3SS0001: Data source selection switch

o Single solution integrates multiple discrete components, saving board space.

o Optimized pinout for routing from signal sources to connector.

LM3017: Boost controller with true shutdown

o True shutdown protects battery from excessive current draw in a short circuit condition.

o Meets both broadband output noise and ripple requirements with less than 50-mV peak-to-peak.

o Output power capability delivers up to 30-W for driving two Thunderbolt ports at 15-W each.

o +/- One percent reference voltage provides accurate output to power load switch.

LMZ10501: 1A SIMPLE SWITCHER® nano module with integrated inductor

o Integrated inductor saves board space and eases design.

o High efficiency up to 97 percent reduces system heat generation.

o Adjustable output voltage provides design flexibility.

Availability and pricing

The following TI devices for Thunderbolt are available from TI and authorized distributors:

    Device     Availability                Package Pricing (1ku)
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TPS22980 Now 4 x 4 mm QFN $1.10
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TPS22985 Now 1.6 x 1.6 mm BGA $0.65
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DS100TB211 Samples now, Full production
3Q2012 5 x 5 mm QFN $3.95
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HD3SS0001 Samples now, Full production
3Q2012 3.5 x 5.5 mm TQFN $0.90
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LM3017 Samples now, Full production
2Q2012 2.4 x 2.7mm QFN $0.97
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LMZ10501 Now 3.0 x 2.5 mm SE08A $1.80
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Learn more about TI's interface, clock and power portfolios:

o Quickly search TI's entire interface portfolio and other interface devices, or download the latest selection guide: www.ti.com/interface-pr.

o Order samples, request EVMs and download datasheets for the Thunderbolt products at www.ti.com/thunderbolt-pr.

o Ask questions and help solve problems with fellow engineers in the Industrial Interface Forum and Power forum in the TI E2E(TM) Community.

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