Pericom expands DisplayPort, PCIe switch families - Embedded.com

Pericom expands DisplayPort, PCIe switch families

San Francisco—Designed for power, size and value-sensitive applications, such as volume notebooks and PC, as well as digital TV applications, Pericom Semiconductor Corp. is offering a pair of the industry's lowest power, smallest package PCI Express (PCIe) packet and DisplayPort (DP) switches.

The PI7C9X20303UL UltraLo is a 3-port, 3-lane PCIe packet switch with typical power consumption of under 250mW (milliWatts) in active mode (standby power well under 200mA). Similar to Pericom's SlimLine PCIe product family, the 303UL's tiny 10mm x10mm QFN package is engineered with PowerSave, Pericom's green technology designed to reduce power consumption up to 30% (normal operation mode). The UltraLo packet switch addresses market applications such as volume PC, notebook, wireless access points, SOHO printers, and video surveillance where space, power and cost pose significant barriers for other conventional PCIe switch products.

The PI3VDP612 is a 3-port DisplayPort switch in a very small package (11mmx5mm TQFN) with ultra-low power consumption at full operation of under 200uW (microWatts). According to Pericom, similar DisplayPort switch products from other vendors can consume up to ~1W. Low-power consumption makes it optimal for battery-powered notebook applications, but also enables DisplayPort routing in PC, digital TV and video display design.

Pricing: The PI7C9X20303UL costs $3.95 in volume quantities; PI3VDP612 is $1.50 in 100Ku quantities.
Availability: Samples, evaluation boards, and development kits are available now with production quantities available in CY4Q 2008 for the DP612, and September 2008 for the 303UL.
Datasheets: PI7C9X20303UL and PI3VDP612.

Pericom Semiconductor Corp., www.pericom.com

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