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NXP Announces High-Performance, Low-Power Switch for Thunderbolt(TM) Technology Interface
CBTL05024 features 10 Gbps performance and exceeds new low-power requirement for bus-powered Thunderbolt products
The Thunderbolt interface consists of two 10.3 Gbps full-duplex data paths, and enables fast data transfers between PCs and peripheral and display devices. It concurrently supports data (PCI Express®) and display (DisplayPort(TM) ) connections over a single cable.
NXP's high-speed switches are currently used in Thunderbolt connectors and are recommended for use in Intel reference designs, offering high performance, outstanding signal integrity, and a very low bill of materials. Featuring an integrated 10 Gbps Thunderbolt signal with no external PIN diodes, NXP's next-generation CBTL05024 also delivers advanced characteristics that enhance signal integrity and power efficiency, and is available in a very small HVQFN package.
"As Thunderbolt gains momentum in the industry, portable computing devices such as Ultrabook(TM) devices, notebooks and tablets will be able to do more than ever before - putting significant performance demands on the compact connectors and cables that connect them with displays, speakers, storage and other devices," said Grahame Cooney, general manager of high-speed interfaces and clocks, watches and graphics drivers, NXP Semiconductors. "By enabling excellent signal integrity, extremely low power dissipation, highly efficient packaging, and a very low bill of materials, we continue to push the envelope in making very high-speed data transfers a reality."
Availability and Pricing
Volume production of the CBTL05024 will start in November 2012. Budgetary pricing for the CBTL05024 is US $1.00 for quantities between 5,000 and 25,000 pieces. Information on NXP's high-speed multiplexer switches for Thunderbolt applications, including how to order qualification samples, is available at http://www.nxp.com/...
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