These products enable cost-effective implementation of next generation high bandwidth external SATA 3Gbps and SAS HDDs (Hard Disk Drives) for connectivity to PC notebook and desktop, digital set-top box and server system platforms.
Pericom's PI2EQX3431 SATA 3Gbps/SAS ReDriver IC is a one-port product that improves the signal waveform integrity and total allowable distance when connecting next generation SATA 3Gbps or SAS 3.0Gbps HDDs to a 'host' (desktop, server, or set top box). This connection can be either external through a long cable, or internal through long PCB traces. External SATA is now a mainstream system feature for data and media storage expansion and backup.
Along with the signal conditioning features, the PI2EQX3421 serves as a 1:2 port switch to select between two HDDs (or alternatively, two hosts). All SATA 3Gbps/SAS ReDriver products have been validated with both Intel and AMD notebook and desktop PC platforms and these new products join Pericom's other SATA 3Gbps/SAS ReDriver ICs, the PI2EQX3201, PI2EQX3202 and PI2EQX3232 products.
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