Parade Technologies Ltd. has started to sample a DisplayPort repeater/redriver IC that is fully compliant with the higher data rates of DisplayPort 1.2.
Parade’s PS8330A/B devices are designed to accommodate systems supporting Dual-Mode DisplayPort operation. An internal mux is included to switch between the source DDC channel in DVI/HDMI operation and the AUX channel in DisplayPort operation. Unlike DisplayPort 1.1a designs, where the lower data rate AUX mode is used (1 Mb/s), version 1.2 Fast AUX mode (720 Mb/s) demands improved signal integrity offered by the integrated mux vs. the traditional discrete implementation.
Parade is offering two versions of its Dual-Mode DisplayPort Repeater/Redriver. The PS8330A uses a dual-voltage 1.5V and 3.3V power supply; the PS8330B uses a single 3.3V power supply. Both Parade Repeater/Redrivers support all DisplayPort power management modes, which allow for standby and sleep modes when the device is inactive. The devices also support a Suspend Mode when the device recognizes an unplugged display or the absence of video source signals.
Both devices are available in a 7x7mm 48-pin QFN package or a 5x5mm 40-pin TQFN package.
Pricing: Will be available for $1.50 /ea. in high volume.
Availability: Sampling now with production volumes available in April 2011.
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