SOURCE: Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

July 14, 2015 09:15 ET

Pericom Delivers Industry First USB3.1 Type-C Total Solution Supporting Alternate Mode Switching

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 14, 2015) - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, connectivity, signal-integrity and timing solutions, today announced the industry's first Type-C total solution supporting USB3.1 Gen1 and alternate mode DisplayPort 1.2a.

In partnership with multiple chipset providers, Pericom is currently supporting a number of significant engagements with key OEMs for notebook, smart phone, tablet, docking station, and monitor applications.

Pericom's PI3USB30532 new solution offers a 6x4 differential crossbar signal switch with minimal insertion loss and crosstalk supporting alternate mode switching that allows 5 Gbps USB3.1 Gen 1 and 5.4 Gbps DisplayPort DP1.2a signals through a Type-C connector.

Pericom PI3USB30532 Key Features 

  • 6 x 4 differential channel crossbar signal switch: Higher level of integration including both high speed and low speed crossbar switch
  • Supports data rates of up to @ 5.4 Gbps: Enables switching of USB3.1 Gen 1 signals as well as DisplayPort DP1.2a signals through the same switch
  • Low insertion loss: -1.2dB @5Gbps: Minimal attenuation through the switch
  • Low crosstalk: -38dB @5Gbps
  • Very high 3dB bandwidth of 6Gbps
  • Low bit to bit skew of 10ps for USB3.1 Gen 1 and DP1.2a
  • Low active power: 1mW
  • Small package: 40 TQFN (3 x 6 mm)

Pericom's Type-C total solution offers crossbar switch, USB3.0 ReDrivers (1V, 1.2V, 1.8V and 3.3V), DisplayPort 1.2 ReDriver, Charge Controllers, and USB3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 mux signal switches. Learn more about Pericom's complete Type-C solution portfolio (

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Pericom's newest PI1EQX512A is the industry's lowest power 1V VDD USB3.0 ReDriver in a very small 2x2mm package to serve the low profile computing platforms, including ultra-book, tablet, two-in-one PC, monitor, docking station, and smart phone.

Pericom PI1EQX512A Key Features

  • 2 Channel USB3.0 ReDriver operating at 1V VDD
  • Supports data rates of up to @ 5Gbps
  • Lowest active and standby power to maximize battery life
  • USB-IF 3.0 compliant
  • Small package: 18 TQFN (2x2mm)

Pricing & Availability
Both PI3USB30532 and PI1EQX512A are in volume production. Additional information and volume pricing quote is available by contacting Pericom worldwide sales, or by visiting to request a specific product price quote.

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. Learn more at

ReDriver is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, all rights reserved. 

Contact Information

  • NA/EU Marketing Contact:
    Kay Annamalai
    Marketing Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Milpitas, California USA
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    Sacha Arts
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    Los Gatos, California, USA
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    John Bai
    Marketing Director
    Pericom Semiconductor
    Taipei, Taiwan ROC
    +886 2 6616 5700
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