SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

September 13, 2010 09:05 ET

Pericom Announces Industry First Family of Very Low Power SATA3/SAS2 Signal Conditioning Products

Industry's Smallest 1-Port and 4-Port ReDriver™ Product Family Is Aimed at High Growth Server, Storage, and Notebook Markets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 13, 2010) -  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a worldwide preferred supplier of complete solutions in high-speed switching, timing and signal-conditioning ICs, today announced a family of 3 new SATA3.0 and SAS2.0 6Gbps ReDriver™ signal conditioning products, including industry's smallest 1-Port and 4-Port ReDrivers. In addition, all 3 products operate at 1.2V with very low power of 100mW per channel, 1 mW standby power, and 40mW auto slumber mode with no signal present.

With the growing need for faster real time data transfer, HDD and SSD data storage vendors are moving to the faster SATA3 / SAS2 speed of 6Gbps. These high-speed serial protocol data channels in server, storage, and PC NB platforms create signal integrity issues for the designer, compounded by the use of cables, more connectors, and added controller hardware. All these factors contribute to degrade high-speed signal and system integrity, causing system performance issues. Pericom addresses these issues with its latest SATA and SAS ReDriver product family.

"We are pleased to further expand our leadership presence in our top tier NB, server and storage customer base," said Kay Annamalai, Pericom marketing director. "These customers are already designing with our newest ReDrivers as they move to the faster SATA/SAS speed option, which is being adopted quickly."

The PI2EQX6864-A is a 4-port, 6Gbps ReDriver with adjustment of EQ parameters like pre/de-emphasis, swing, and receive equalization through I2C control. The PI2EQX6804-A is similar but provides adjustment through either I2C or pin strap options for the above EQ parameters. Finally, the PI3EQX6701 is 1.2V/3.3V 1 port, 6Gbps ReDriver with options for analog adjustment of swing and transmit pre-emphasis and digital pin adjustment of receive equalization.

Pricing and Availability:
PI2EQX6864-A (5mmx11mm 56TQFN): samples now, production now.
Budgetary pricing: $4.20@10Ku

PI2EQX6804-A (100LFBGA): samples now, production now.
Budgetary pricing: $4.80@10Ku

PI2EQX6701 (4mmx4mm 20TQFN): samples now, production now.
Budgetary pricing: $0.95@10Ku

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About Pericom:
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits and SaRonix-eCera frequency control products provide the connectivity, timing and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers, sales and support offices around the globe.

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Contact Information

  • Marketing contact:
    Kay Annamalai
    Marketing Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
    San Jose, California USA
    408-435-0800 x218
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    Press contact:
    Sacha Arts
    Bella Vista Communications
    Los Gatos, California, USA
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