PS8830 is a USB4™, DisplayPort 2.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3.0 retimer for host applications. It conforms to the USB4 and USB 3.2 specifications and related USB-IF specifications addressing retimer and alternate mode support and conforms to the VESA DisplayPort Alternate Mode on USB Type-C® 2.0 standard. In addition to full USB4 Gen 3×2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 support and DisplayPort 4 lane support up to UHBR20, the PS8830 supports the multifunction operation of USB 3.2 Gen 2×1 with DP 1 or 2 lane support as defined by the DP Alt Mode standard. With its fully enabled USB4 and alt mode features the PS8830 provides a simple but versatile high-performance retimer solution for high speed signal integrity and compliance margin at the USB-C receptacle. It also provides ultra-low standby power to extend the system battery life as well as the USB4 ecosystem and the user experience.

Features

  • Supports USB4 Gen 3×2 (40Gbps x 2 lanes) and Gen 2×2 (20Gbps x 2 lanes)
  • Backward compatible with USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 (USB4 specified default)
  • Supports USB Low power modes U1, U2 and U3
  • Supports DisplayPort 2.0 alternate modes with DP link rates RBR, HBR, HBR2, HBR3, UHBR10, UHBR13.5, UHBR20
  • Supports LTTPR non-transparent and transparent modes
  • Supports Thunderbolt 3.0 alternate mode with 10.3125Gbps and 20.625Gbps
  • Supports Clock Forwarding
  • Integrated AUX/LSx switch for SBU
  • Adaptive CTLE and DFE equalizer
  • Integrated 85Ω differential termination resistors
  • Single 3.3V supply with on-chip integrated switching regulator
  • 6x6mm 105-ball BGA package

Applications

  • Notebooks, Desktops and Tablets
  • USB Type-C Host applications