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NXP Semiconductors

June 05, 2012 04:00 ET

NXP Releases Two High-Speed Multiplexers for Intel Thunderbolt Interface

Fast Data Transfer Interface Supports Data and Display Connectivity With Lowest Bill of Materials and Excellent Signal Integrity

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Jun 5, 2012) - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the availability of two high-speed multiplexer (mux) switches supporting Thunderbolt™ I/O technology developed by Intel Corporation. Thunderbolt technology enables fast data transfers between PCs and peripheral and display devices by concurrently supporting data and display connections over a single cable. Two high-performance mux switches from NXP -- the CBTL05023 and CBTL06DP211 -- are used on Thunderbolt host and peripheral designs. Several OEMs and ODMs will be demonstrating Thunderbolt-based products at Computex Taipei this week.

"Smaller and lighter portable computing devices such as the Ultrabook™ need to have fewer external connectors, smaller connectors, and connectors that can transfer different signals seamlessly. Thunderbolt I/O technology supports these design goals, and we're pleased to be working with the broader ecosystem around Thunderbolt -- including major OEMs and ODMs -- in enabling the high performance required to make high-speed data transfers a reality," said Grahame Cooney, general manager of high-speed interfaces and clocks, watches and graphics drivers, NXP Semiconductors.

Intel® Thunderbolt controllers transmit and receive information for both the PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort protocols, switching between the two protocols to support communications over a single cable. The NXP switches enable cost-effective bills of material for Thunderbolt connectors, offering high performance and outstanding signal integrity characteristics. NXP's high-performance mux switches are housed in compact HVQFN-24 (CBTL05023) and TFBGA-48 (CBTL06DP211) packages.

The CBTL05023 and CBTL06DP211 are currently in high-volume production, and samples are available to qualified customers on request. Further information on NXP's high-speed multiplexers is available at:

About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting

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