ReDrivers meet Microsoft’s Modern Standby mode
Two ReDrivers from Diodes support the PC industry’s Modern Standby Mode, outlined by Microsoft. The PI3EQX12902E and PI3EQX12904E have been added to Diodes’ ReDriver range. In addition, they are claimed to deliver elevated linearity and low jitter characteristics which are now expected in laptop, notebook, industrial PC, and embedded system designs.
Operating from a 3.3V rail and in standby mode, the single-lane PI3EQX12902E consumes 1.7mW and the two-lane PI3EQX12904E consumes 3.3mW. These figures significantly extend battery life, said Diodes. The ReDrivers’ built-in coupling capacitors additionally help to reduce component count and save board space, added the company.
These PCIe 3.0/SATA3 combo ReDrivers support data rates up to 8Gbits per second, deliver heightened signal driving capacity and are transparent to link training. They provide programmable equalisation, linear swing, and flat gain capabilities, allowing signal losses to be compensated for extending PCB trace lengths. They also conform with both PCIe and SATA protocols which allows them to be used by OEMs in “numerous different products”.
The PI3EQX12902E is supplied in a 30-TQFN (ZL) package and the PI3EQX12904E is in a 42-TQFN (ZH) package.
Diodes is a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company. It delivers semiconductor products to companies in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Its expanded product portfolio includes discrete, analogue and mixed-signal products and packaging technology to meet customers’ needs. It has a broad range of application-specific solutions, coupled with worldwide operations of 31 sites, including engineering, testing, manufacturing, and customer service.