National Semiconductor Corporation have introduced a signal conditioning and repeating product – the DS40MB200 – for use with high-speed switch, router, storage area network (SAN), and server backplanes. The DS40MB200 can also extend the reach of PCI Express connectivity in PCs, security systems, and professional video applications.
The DS40MB200 is a dual 1:2 and 2:1 multiplexer with integrated equalizers on every input, configurable pre-emphasis on every output, and up to 4 Gbps of serial I/O performance, providing the lowest jitter and longest cable reach in the industry. In many applications, cost-effective backplanes and cables require equalization and boost to ensure reliable data transfer between the source and destination. The DS40MB200 is optimized for error-free transmission on more than 80 inches of FR4 backplanes or up to 15 meters of low-cost cables.
The DS40MB200 easily attaches to a field programmable gate-array (FPGA) or application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) to provide signal path redundancy, signal buffering, and improved serial I/O performance on low-cost interconnects. It features six kilovolts of ESD (electrostatic discharge) immunity. The high-speed serial inputs feature an integrated receive equalizer to compensate for input transmission line loss.
Available now, the DS40MB200 is priced at $17.40 in 1,000-unit quantities. More information is available at www.national.com.