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Pericom Semiconductor Showcases Its Next Generation Technology for PCI Express & Digital Video Systems
Sep 18, 2007 (06:09 AM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM (IDF), Pericom Semiconductor Corporation , a worldwide supplier of high-speed serial connectivity IC and quartz-based solutions, introduces an electrical Display Port-to-DVI/HDMI Bridge and a prototype of its PCI Express(R) 2.0 (PCIe "Gen2") ReDriver. Both products will be demonstrated at IDF's I/O and Application Acceleration Community, booth #632, Moscone Center West, September 18-20.

Pericom has a strong foundation in PCIe Gen1 (2.5Gbps) with signal conditioners, signal switches, packet switches, PHY, bridging and timing solutions. The company has delivered PCIe Gen2 (5Gbps) signal switch and clock generator products earlier this year with more Gen2 products in development, such as its Gen2 ReDriver prototype demonstrated at IDF. Pericom's electrical Display Port-to-DVI/HDMI Bridge addresses the digital video market for the next generation of high-definition video interfaces.

"The adaptation of Display Port technology in PC graphics is already underway among major Desktop and Notebook PC manufacturers around the world," said Brian O'Rourke, principal analyst at In-Stat. "Pericom's latest electrical DP to DVI/HDMI Bridge will enable merging the latest DP video graphics to legacy DVI/HDMI monitor connectors."

Display Port (DP) is a license-free digital audio/video interconnect standard (VESA 2007) used between computer and display monitor and widely supported by companies such as Intel, Nvidia, Dell, and HP. "Digital video is high in demand and DP is the latest digital video interface standard for PC digital display," said Shaf Rahman, Pericom's senior marketing director for Switch and Interface Solutions. "Existing protocols like HDMI, VGA and DVI dominate the market, and this is where our new electrical DP to HDMI/DVI Bridge comes in. It enables integrated translation within the PC, or externally (dongle adapter) between the PC and display unit. Our customers can develop with DP now, without worrying about interoperability to legacy and existing systems."

Electrical DP to HDMI/DVI Bridge Key Features -- Converts 4-differential low-swing AC-coupled inputs to HDMI rev 1.3 compliant outputs. -- 5V to 3.3V DDC and HPD level shifter -- HDMI level shifting operation up to 2.5Gbps per lane (required for 36bit Deep Color(TM)) -- Integrated 50 Ohm termination resistors for AC coupled differential inputs

Pericom will preview its PCIe Gen2 ReDriver signal conditioning technology for servers, desktop and notebook PC applications at IDF along with other PCI Express solutions and the electrical DP to DVI/HDMI Bridge. This ReDriver technology will extend a 5-Gbps differential trace pair, minimizing bit error rate and restoring the original signal quality, thereby increasing system performance and reliability.

For more information on electrical DP to DVI/HDMI Bridge or PCI Express product offerings, please visit http://www.pericom.com/idf2007

Pricing & Availability

The PI3VDP411LS electrical Display Port-to-DVI/HDMI Bridge is available now and is offered in Pb-free-and-Green packaging. Pricing is $1.50 per 10K pieces. PCIe Gen2 ReDrivers will be available in mass production in Q1, 2008.

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About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation http://www.pericom.com enables serial connectivity complete solutions for the computing, communications and consumer markets. Pericom's analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits and its SaRonix-eCera(TM) frequency control products are essential in the timing, switching, bridging and conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's ever-increasing speed-and-bandwidth-demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with design centers and technical sales and support offices globally.

PCI Express(R) is a trademark of PCI SIG ( http://www.pcisig.org http://www.hdmi.org ). HDMI and Deep Color(TM) are trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC ( )

CONTACT: Marketing, Shaf Rahman of Pericom Semiconductor Corp., srahman@pericom.com+1-408-435-0800, ext. 259, ; or press, Sacha Arts ofBella Vista Communications, +1-408-356-3099, , forPericom Semiconductor Corporation

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