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Parade Updates USB 3.1 Gen 2 Retimer Product Family with Addition of Dual-Port Device

Posted December 5th, 2017

Dual-Port Device Enhances System Integration for Multiple Gen 2 10Gbit/sec USB 3.1 Channels or Interface Ports

San Jose, Calif.— 5 December 2017 —Parade Technologies, Ltd. (Taipei Exchange: 4966.TWO), a leading high-speed interface, video display, and touch controller IC supplier, today announced a new addition to its USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbit/sec retimer product family.  The PS8817 features two bidirectional USB Gen-2 ports through the integration of four retimer channels, providing two downstream and two upstream connections. The device primarily targets USB Host systems such as PCs and workstation/servers, but can also be applied to USB Device systems including docking stations.

The PS8817 complements the recently introduced PS8811 that is a single-port USB Gen 2 bidirectional retimer.  USB retimers are needed when longer PCB traces are used for signal routing, or when other transmission losses are introduced such as when passing the USB signal through a passive switch for signal routing.  The PS8817 supports both Gen 2 (10Gbit/sec) as well as Gen 1 (5Gbit/sec) operation.  It also supports the Intel DCI (Direct Connect Interface) for closed-chassis debugging over the USB port.

“Parade’s continuous innovation in the high-speed digital interface market has established us as leader in this area,” said Jimmy Chiu, Executive VP of Marketing at Parade Technologies.  “The variety of retimer and redriver products we offer maintains system design flexibility even as interfaces speeds increase, and acceptable PCB trace lengths shorten.  Retimers are particularly needed to fill that gap as speeds approach 10Gbit/sec and beyond.”

In addition to a wide selection of retimers and redrivers for USB, Parade also has retimer and redriver products available for HDMI, DisplayPort, and PCI Express.  Parade also offers mux and demux products that integrate the retimer or redriver function, and a family of USB-C port configuration devices that include both DisplayPort and USB redriver/retimer functions.  These products and more can be found at https://www.paradetech.com/products/.

Availability

The PS8817 Dual-Port USB 3.1 Gen 2 Retimer is sampling now and is packaged in a 4.2 x 8mm QFN Halogen free RoHS Package.

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.