San Jose, Calif. Pericom Semiconductor Corp. has introduced what it claims are two industry first PCI Express Gen2 (PCIeG2 5Gbits/s) timing and ReDriver signal conditioning product families aimed primarily at next-generation computing and communications platforms. These new products enable platform designers to solve the challenges faced when clocking and routing difficult-to-design 5 Gbits/s serial high-speed signals inside the chassis, and allow signals to be extended outside the chassis, Pericom said.
The family of PCIeG2-specific signal conditioning products, the PI2EQX5804 and PI2EQX5864 PCIeG2 ReDriver conditioners, are designed to ensure signal quality of PCIe protocol serial signals over extended FR4 traces, through multiple connectors, and/or blade-to-blade across the back or mid-plane. The family also features a mux/demux with ReDriver capability for routing signals across even longer FR4 trace lengths to different locations on the printed-circuit-board (PCB).
The family of PCIeG2-specific timing sources, the low phase jitter SH Series HCSL oscillators are designed to meet the 3.1 picosecond RMS phase jitter requirements of the PCIeG2 protocol. It also provides <40 ps period jitter, delivering more timing margin for the PCIe serial link, and a direct HCSL differential output without any translation required, which simplifies the interface to PCIeG2 SerDes. The device is housed in a 7 x 5 mm or 5 x 3.2 mm ceramic package.
Pricing: $7.55 for PI2EQX5804 and $7.25 for PI2EQX5864 in quantities of 10,000. Pricing for the SH series crystal oscillator ranges from $2.5 to $4 depending on the volume.
Availability: The PI2EQX5804, PI2EQX5864 and SH Series crystal oscillator are available now in production quantities and are offered in Pb-free & Green packaging.
Product information: PI2EQX5804 and PI2EQX5864