Parade Introduces PCIe5 Linear Redriver/2×2 Cross Switch Solution: PS8580/PS8580V/PS8581 Enable Low Power Operation and Flexible Interconnect for PC/Server/Automotive
Posted August 30th, 2023
San Jose, Calif.— 30 August 2023 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), a leading high-speed interface, video display, and touch controller IC supplier, announces the availability of the PS8580/PS8580V/PS8581 PCIe5 32Gbps linear redriver/2×2 cross switch family. PS8580 and PS8580V integrate a quad-channel unidirectional linear redriver with a 2×2 cross switch while PS8581 features a linear redriver only. PS8580/PS8581 are designed for notebook/desktop PC, server/datacenter and industrial applications while PS8580V supports automotive AEC-Q100 grade 2 requirements. Multiple PS858x devices support x4, x8 or x16 bidirectional link. PS858x family is compliant with PCIe5 specification.
The PS858x family features industry’s lowest active power – approximately 72mW/channel for 32Gbps operation, and the smallest package/footprint. L1PM power management results in a sub-mW ultra-low standby power. The low power features facilitate high-speed system implementation and greatly extend the battery life of mobile devices.
The PS8580 and PS8580V include a 2×2 cross switch which enables multiple connection topologies. It supports the applications of two RCs (Root Complex) sharing with one EP (End Point), two EPs with one RC, or two RCs with two EPs. This allows OEMs to implement high performance PCIe5 interconnect, storage and graphics systems. One example would be a gaming PC motherboard with dual graphics slots (two EPs) sharing a PCIe5 bus from the CPU (one RC).
“PS858x family features industry’s lowest operation power for PCIe5 linear redriver/switch,” says Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies. “OEMs can now enable PCIe5 32Gbps support for power sensitive mobile devices, servers and automotive designs. The 2×2 crossbar switch allows for flexible interconnect configurations for high performance systems.”
The PS8580, PS8580V and PS8581 are sampling. They comes in a 2.8mm x 6mm 38-pin QFN Halogen free RoHS package. PS8580 and PS8581 are available in commercial (0 to +70oC) and industrial temperature (-40 to +85oC) versions. PS8580V supports automotive AEC-Q100 grade 2 temperature (-40 to +105 oC).
About Parade Technologies
Parade Technologies, Ltd. is a leading supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of increasingly used high-speed and display interface standards used in network and storage systems, computers, automotive, consumer electronics, and display panels. Parade is a fabless semiconductor company founded in 2005 and publicly listed on Taipei Exchange (TPEx) in 2011 (stock code: 4966). Parade’s portfolio of signal conditioning IC products serves the growing demand for high speed data integrity solutions for HDMI™, DisplayPort™, USB, and PCI Express interface applications.
Parade leverages its close relationships with market leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that enable competitive system capabilities. Parade is also a key contributor to industry standards development organizations. The company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior signal integrity as well as improved system integration and power efficiency. As a result of the company’s “standards-plus” design philosophy, Parade ICs have been designed into products offered by nearly every leading computer and display vendor worldwide.