Pericom Expands USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family

Pericom Expands USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family 
Industry Smallest Footprint and Lowest Power Targets Mobile Devices 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Pericom Semiconductor
Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM), a leading supplier of high-speed
connectivity, signal-conditioning and timing solutions, today
announced the expansion of its USB 3.0 5Gb ReDriver(TM) Signal
Conditioning product family. The new additions offer the industry's
smallest footprint at 2mmx2mm, and lowest power in both operating
(158mW) and all important slumber mode (3.63mW), making them ideal
for battery powered mobile devices, such as tablets, smart phones,
and notebooks. AC powered platforms such as servers and networking
switches also benefit since power and space savings are equally
important. 
Pericom's USB 3.0 ReDriver family enables end customer platform
designers to extend the PCB trace or cable length and preserve signal
integrity. The extra signal margin can help assure that the platform
will properly recognize and connect to a peripheral USB 3.0 device at
USB 3.0 speeds. 
"Mobile device chipsets typically have lower signal strength, so our
smaller, lower power ReDrivers are being adopted to handle the
external cable and still meet USB3 standards compliance," said Bill
Weir, senior director for Pericom's Connect Products Group. "Our
product roadmap will soon offer even lower power and lower voltage
options in the same pinout for seamless transition, and continue our
performance tradition of full standards compliance."  
End customer platforms for Pericom's USB 3.0 ReDriver products
include tablets, smart phones, notebooks, desktop, docking stations,
workstations, servers, storage, embedded, networking, consumer
(camera, DVR, etc), HDD/SSD, and other platforms that are rapidly
moving to the new and faster USB 3.0 serial protocol. USB is by far
the most widely used serial protocol in the world, offering transfer
speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. GII (Global Information,
Inc - Nov, 2012) forecasts that global market for USB3 devices will
grow more than 500% through 2016, with over 2.5 Billion USB3 enabled
products being shipped. 
Visit Pericom's website at http://www.pericom.com for more technical
information, ordering samples, datasheets, and technical support and
documentation. 
Reference to the last USB 3.0 Signal Conditioning Family PR released
in April, 2012. 
Availability:  


 
--  PI3EQX501 (1 channel), PI2EQX502 (1 port), - samples, design kit,
    production quantities - now.

  
Budgetary Pricing:  


 
--  PI3EQX501 - 1 Channel USB3 ReDriver - $0.48 @ 10Ku
--  PI3EQX502 - 1 Port (2 channel) USB3 ReDriver - $0.78 @ 10Ku
--  Volume pricing and delivery is available by contacting Pericom
    worldwide sales, or by visiting www.pericom.com/contact to request a
    specific product price quote.

  
High Resolution Graphics: 
Visit: http://www.pericom.com/company/media-and-downloads/ for
high-resolution graphics.
 (Smart Phone, Tablet/All-in-One Printer,
Consumer, Automotive Infotainment Applications, and PI3EQX502/501
Actual Size) 
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 San Jose, Calif., with design centers,
sales and customer support offices worldwide. Company website:
www.pericom.com  
ReDriver is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor, all rights
reserved. 
NA/EU Marketing Contact: 
Joseph Juan
Marketing Mgr. 
Pericom Semiconductor 
San Jose, California USA 
408-435-0800 x315 
jjuan@pericom.com  
NA/EU Press Contact:
Sacha Arts
Bella Vista Communications
Los Gatos, California, USA
408-356-3099 
S.arts@me.com 
Asia Marketing Contact: 
Jen Lee
Marketing Director 
Pericom Semiconductor 
Taipei, Taiwan ROC 
+886 2 6616 5700 x891 
jlee@pericom.com  
Asia Press Contact:
SunRay Liu
New Synergy Consulting
Beijing, PRC
+86 10 68430125
sunray@1AND7.com