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- Published on Friday, 11 May 2012 04:48
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Global high-performance analog mixed-signal semiconductor design and manufacturing leader, Intersil Corporation., Today announced the launch of a dedicated support Thunderbolt cable active cable solutions.
With data transfer rates up to 10Gbps or even higher, the transmission characteristics of the transmission with the smaller cable will deteriorate resulting in serious damage of the signal. To correct for this signal damage, must be used in the cable at each end of the connector complex, high-speed transceiver IC products. Thunderbolt 'active cable' is the trend of the first examples of consumer electronics applications, it will become widespread transmission of a high-speed interconnect cable in subsequent years.
Intersil's active cable system solutions, including power management IC products ISL80083 ISL37231 and the accompanying of the industry's first 40 nanometer active cable IC products. The chipset breakthrough in high-cost barriers to using a variety of technology, and integrates the following functions:
o40-nanometer process technology and advanced power management to support the integration of key components such as microcontrollers, enter the track selection, level shifting, and the eye diagram detection.
· The lowest power
· two-chip solutions for power less than 450mW and eliminate similar solutions require expensive cooling parts
· allowed to use a smaller connector housing Thunderbolt cable at each end
· reduce the standby power consumption by up to 50%
The patent-pending cable compensation
· to allow cable manufacturers to use a higher yield of low-cost cable
· Built-in test
· Through the integration of embedded processors, the pseudo-random code sequence generator (PRBS) and error checking to eliminate expensive and time-consuming manual testing
Intersil's solution provides total data transfer rate of 20Gbps bi-directional channel. Users can use a thin cable will be used Thunderbolt technology products to connect the daisy chain up to six devices.
"We have an unprecedented low price Thunderbolt cable and lay the foundation", Intersil's signal link, vice president and general manager Roger Levinson said, "This will promote a simple, high-speed interconnect peripherals, resulting in an enhanced digital experience. our 40-nanometer technology reduces the cost of each variable in the cable manufacturing process, so that the widespread adoption of the Thunderbolt technology made possible. "
Simpler, more intelligent solutions
Intersil's ISL37231 high-speed signal processing integrated circuits and ISL80083 power management IC products provide a complete and highly integrated solutions. Embedded microcontrollers and the choice of the input rails greatly minimize the production Thunderbolt cable required number of external components, thus reducing the total cost.
The ISL37231 including unshielded twisted pair (STP), a wide range of cheap cable, including the two core cable (Twinax) and micro-coaxial cable (Microcoax) provides the industry's lowest power and highest performance. The ISL37231 advanced features (including media optimized adaptive equalization to increase the clock and signal reconstruction) to increase the anti-jamming capability and reliability of this low-cost applications, it is difficult to use a simple clock recovery solution .
Products as an integrated micro-power management integrated circuit (mini-PMICs), Intersil's ISL80083 is dedicated to efficient power supply for the the ISL37231 transceiver Thunderbolt cable. The ISL80083 integrates an efficient 2.5MHz synchronous buck regulator, low-power linear regulators, level shifters and input rail selector, while helping to significantly reduce the solution cost.