Charge Controllers: With the increasing use of USB as a charging technology for portable devices, many OEMs are introducing charge-only ports to a variety of applications, including PCs and automobiles. A charge-only port allows users to charge devices without having to power up a system’s main operating system, resulting in better power efficiency and greater ease-of-use. Pericom’s USB PowerNap Charge controllers support a variety of key charging specifications, including BC1.2, Apple 2A, and YD/T-1591, as well as CDP/DCP data transfer capabilities.
Redriver™/Repeaters: In applications such as PC and industrial computing platforms, the USB controller is commonly integrated onto the main system CPU. This places the USB controller far from the board edge, increasing the distance over high-speed signals must run. Pericom’s Redrivers™ (also known as Repeaters) improve the signal integrity of high-speed USB signals to increase the trace distance and cable length over which data can be reliably transported. Key advantages of Pericom’s technology include:
- Delivers industry-leading signal conditioning capabilities for 1, 2, and 4 channels to ensure systems meet USB compliance specifications
- Smallest redriver available on the market, ideal for mobile applications
- Lowest standby power in the industry at 0.15mW
- Only Redriver™ / Repeater vendor certified as USF-IF compliant
- First Redriver™ manufacturer to be listed and certified in Intel’s Blue Sheet
- Fully-staffed compliance testing lab in Asia
- Expert technical support, including USB-IF platform validation
Timing Crystals: Signal integrity begins at the timing source, and a low-jitter clock ensures that developers have the largest signal margin possible. With its extensive crystal portfolio designed specifically to support USB, Pericom offers a wide variety of frequencies and device footprints to meet the requirements of any USB-based design, including both standalone and on-chip USB controllers.
Switches: Pericom’s USB Switches enable developers to connect multiple USB ports to a single controller, resulting in lower system cost and greater design flexibility, especially for modular based designs utilizing USB as an interconnect. With the best insertion loss (-0.5dB) and return loss ( -27dB) available today, Pericom switches operate at ultra-low power (7uW) in small packaging (QFN) for a wide range of applications, including mobile and high-end system electronics, while providing port protection from electrical damage up to a 5V short. Developers can choose from single, dual, and USB 2.0 and 3.0 combo configurations for both 1.2 and 3.3 V.
Protocol Bridges: Pericom offers unique USB-to-PCIe protocol bridging devices that seamlessly convert between protocols to enable developers to introduce USB to PCIe-based systems. Pericom’s protocol bridges also offer the industry’s lowest power in both operating and standby modes, as well as small packaging.