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Parade Technologies Introduces 16-Channel 8Gb/s PCI Express Redriver

Posted June 15th, 2016

16-Channel PCIe 3.0 Redriver Targets Server and Enterprise Applications

Santa Clara, Calif.— 15 June 2016 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO), a leading high-speed interface IC supplier, today announced a new high-speed data signal repeater targeting enterprise systems.  The PS8566 is a PCIe (PCI Express) redriver chip that integrates 16 independent redriver channels.  Rates up to 8Gb/sec are supported, making it compatible with the widely used PCIe 3.0 standard.

The PS8566 removes signal distortion that results when sending high speed data over an electrical interface.  By incorporating the PS8566 into the PCIe signal path, either on the system PCB or within the interconnect cable, the PCB path or interconnect cable can be made longer, enabling system flexibility and scalability.  To maximize data transfer integrity and reliability, each PCIe channel in the PS8566 has configurable equalization and de-emphasis.  The support of a 16-channel bus width makes it ideal for workstations and data center applications including storage and servers.

A key feature of the PS8566 for enterprise installations is the low power consumption and low heat generation. Leveraging years of experience developing redrivers for low-power, battery-operated applications, Parade designed the PS8566 to consume less than 40mW per channel, the lowest in its class. To further reduce power and heat, the PS8566 implements a configurable automatic power saving feature; when enabled, a channel not receiving data is put into low power mode.

“We are the top supplier of high-speed redriver chips in the PC, notebook and tablet markets,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies.  “Our traditional customers are growing their business by developing enterprise products such as data center and storage servers, and they need our same signal integrity expertise in this area.  The PS8566 represents one of our first devices tailored specifically for this market.”

The PS8566 is guaranteed to operate over the full -40 to +85 degree C industrial temperature range, and is available in a 13x6mm QFN Halogen free RoHS package.

Availability

The PS8566 is sampling now.

About Parade Technologies, Ltd. and Parade Technologies, Inc.

Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taiwan OTC: 4966.TWO) is a leading fabless supplier of mixed-signal ICs for a variety of popular display, touch controller, and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels. Parade’s portfolio of IC products serves the growing demand for DisplayPort™, eDP™ (Embedded DisplayPort), HDMI®, SATA, PCI Express and USB ICs for display, touch, storage and interface applications.

Parade leverages its close relationships with market-leading Tier-1 OEMs to develop ICs that provide unique system capabilities. Many of the company’s devices integrate proprietary technologies that offer superior system signal integrity, advanced system integration and enhanced 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.

Parade Technologies, Inc., is a wholly owned US-based subsidiary of Parade Technologies, Ltd.  Parade Technologies, Inc. can be reached at (408) 329-5540, or on the Internet at http://www.paradetech.com.