SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

September 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Pericom Delivers Broad Support for Mobility Platforms

New Products Cover Timing, Switching, Signal Integrity, and Connectivity Functions in Support of Latest Mobile Processor Chipsets

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) -  INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, connectivity, signal-integrity and timing solutions, announced multiple new products in support of next generation mobile platforms including notebook, ultrabook, tablet, smart phone, and consumer products. Pericom displayed these products at IDF, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, September 9-11, 2014 at Booth # 452.

The new products are designed to support the latest CPU/processor chipset functionality and meet customer needs for the lowest power and smallest footprints. They expand Pericom's 'total segment solution focus' for low power mobility platforms, and include 'C Connector' multiple chip solutions, 'Combo' PCIe3/SATA3, USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort1.2 ReDrivers, SPI, HDMI, and Audio switches, USB detection/protection and charger solutions, and 32kHz XO.

"High growth mobile platforms are a key focus for us, and new mobility chipsets need specialized IC function support to reach full operability," said Alex Hui, Pericom president and CEO. "We are working with key mobile chipset vendors across ultrabook, notebook, tablet, smart phone, and consumer platforms to provide compatible and optimized solutions that add value to our customer designs."

As mobile processors continue to shrink in size to save power, they need added high speed serial signal drive compensation. In addition, new processor I/O's are being multiplexed into multi-protocol 'combo' outputs which also reduce pinout and size, as well as reducing voltage for added power savings. Pericom's new Signal Integrity products are addressing these needs, specifically targeting small form factor mobility platforms to enable extended PCB traces and longer/thinner external cables to meet protocol compliance.

The new 32kHz XO timing product family is focused on small mobile platforms that need highly accurate yet very small real time clock (RTC) and standby mode reference clock, with industry's lowest power ( < 30uA), and smallest footprint (2x1.6mm). A number of footprint size options are available.

Pericom's target market segments show unit growth of Tablet and Smart Phone will exceed 45% over the next 3 years to almost 2 Billion total combined units (Statista, 4/14,IHS iSuppli, 3/14)

Product Part Numbers and Availability:
Samples and production quantities for all products are available now.
Type 'C' Connector product solutions:

  • PI3PCIE3242- 4-Channel 2x2 Crossbar Type C Connector USB 3.0, DP 1.2 Switch
  • PI3DBS3224 - 4-Channel 2x4 Crossbar Type C Connector AUX Bandwidth Switch
  • PI2EQX502T/502E - 1-Port 1.2/1.8Volt USB 3.0 ReDriver/Repeater (lower voltages available)
  • PI3EQXDP1201 - 1-Channel DisplayPort1.2 ReDriver/Repeater
  • PI3USB9281 - USB Port Detection/protection IC (device side)
  • PI5USB2546 - USB Port Charger/Controller IC (host side)

'Combo' PCIe3/SATA3 Redriver/Repeater product solution:

  • PI3EQX862 1-Port Combo PCIe3/SATA3 ReDriver/Repeater

Other mobile platform oriented products:

  • PI3HDX412 - 1:2HDMI Splitter Switch
  • PI3HDX1204-B - 4-Channel HDMI 2.0 ReDriver/Repeater
  • PI3WVR12612-4-Lane DisplayPort 1.2 / HDMI 2.0 Switch 
  • PI3A268C - Audio Switch- Dual SPDT with 0.6-ohm Ron and -1.5V Support
  • PI3G612 - 6-Channel SPI 2:1 Mux Switch
  • KX201 - 32kHz Mobility XO, 2x1.6mm footprint (other footprint options available)

Additional information and volume pricing quote is available by contacting Pericom worldwide sales, or by visiting to request a specific product price quote.

Supporting Resources:
Type-C Connector Solutions
USB and PCIe redriver/repeater
Protocol Switches and Analog Switches
Timing Solutions
Embedded Clock
Crystal Oscillator (XO)
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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 (IC) and frequency control products (FCP) provide the connectivity, timing, switching, bridging and signal conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Company headquarters are in Milpitas, California, USA, with design centers, sales and customer support offices worldwide.

ReDriver is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, all rights reserved. PCI Express and PCIe are registered trademarks of PCI-SIG.

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  • NA/EU Marketing Contact:
    Bill Weir
    Senior Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Milpitas, California USA
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    Sacha Arts
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    Jen Lee
    Marketing Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
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    +886 2 6616 5700 x891
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