SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

November 12, 2014 08:00 ET

Pericom Delivers Broad Support for Server Platforms

New Products Cover Timing, Switching, Connectivity, and Signal Integrity Functions for Latest Server/Storage Chipsets and Platforms

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - OPEN SERVER SUMMIT (OSS) -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, signal-integrity, connectivity and timing solutions, today announced multiple new products in support of next generation server and storage chipsets and platforms, including workstation, pedestal, rack, blade, micro-server, and other related architectures. Pericom will display these products at OSS, Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, November 12-13, 2014 at Booth # 209.

Server, storage, and networking chipsets are on the leading edge of utilizing the fastest high-speed serial protocol I/Os up to 12Gb, and then placed on the largest PCB platforms. Pericom's new solutions solve not only PCB signal degradation issues with linear ReDrivers, but also PCIe port fanout limitations, I2C and GPIO bus routing issues to multiple end points, protocol mux switching problems and provide very low jitter timing source and buffering for PCIe, Ethernet, and other specific protocols. For example, the new UX XO family provides under 100 fS (femto-seconds) of RMS jitter for 40Gb Ethernet chipsets - the lowest available in the market.

"Steady unit growth cloud computing and data center (server, storage, and networking) platforms are a key focus area for us," said Alex Hui, Pericom president and CEO. "These typically larger platforms with long design and life cycles have their own unique set of implementation issues. We work with key chipset vendors to provide optimized and compliant timing, switching, and signal integrity solutions that in many cases truly enable our customer platforms to operate competitively and cost effectively."

The new products are designed to support the latest CPU/processor chipsets in combination with customer platform needs. They expand Pericom's 'total segment solution focus' for server/storage platforms and include a new signal integrity family of linear ReDrivers for 8Gb PCIe3/10Gb Ethernet/ 12Gb SAS3, as well as 5Gb USB3. New mux switching families cover 8Gb/10Gb/12Gb, while new I2C and GPIO families offer port expander mux/level shifter/buffer functions. New Connectivity products include a family of PCIe 2.0 packet switches for port fanout. New Timing products include protocol specific low jitter clock generators and buffers, as well as extremely low jitter 156.25MHz XO aimed at 10/40Gb Ethernet applications.

Product Part Numbers and Availability:
All of the new products are available now, either sampling or in production phase.

Signal Integrity ReDriver/Repeater Product Solutions:

  • PI3EQX8984 - 4 Lane (8 Channel) 8Gb PCIe3 Interleave Pinout Linear ReDriver/Repeater
  • PI3EQX8908 - 8 Channel 8Gb PCIe3 Flow-Thru Pinout Linear ReDriver/Repeater
  • PI3EQX10908 - 8 Channel 10Gb Flow-Thru Pinout Linear Redriver/Repeater
  • PI3EQX1204-B - 4 Channel 12Gb SAS3 Flow-Thru Redriver/Repeater
  • PI3EQX7841 - 1 Port USB3 with I2C ReDriver/Repeater
  • Related Products - SATA3/SAS2 Repeater/Redriver Family

Switching Product Solutions:

Connectivity Product Solutions:

Timing Product Solutions:

  • PI6C49S1504 / 1506 / 1510 -Very Low Jitter Clock Buffers
  • PI6LC48H02 - Very Low Jitter Clock Generator - HCSL Outputs (PCIe)
  • UX XO  - Extremely Low Jitter XO family for networking, server, storage applications

Additional information and a volume pricing quote is available through Pericom worldwide sales, or by visiting

Supporting Resources:
Overcoming Advanced Signaling Integrity Issues in High-Speed Systems
USB and PCIe and 10Gb ReDriver/Repeater
SAS and SATA ReDrivers
Protocol Switches and Analog Switches
Timing Solutions
Embedded Clocks
Crystal Oscillators (XO)
I2C MUX Series

High Resolution Graphics:
Pericom Solutions for Next Generation Server Motherboard

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.

Contact Information

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