PCIe® Gen4 Thunderbolt™ 3 Signal Mux

By Diodes Incorporated 103

PCIe® Gen4 Thunderbolt™ 3 Signal Mux

Diode’s PI3DBS16213 and PI3DBS16413 are part of a family of very high-performance passive signal multiplexers/demultiplexers (muxers/demuxers). This family can switch multiple serial protocols up to data rate of 20 Gbps. Using a unique design technology, Diodes can minimize the impedance of the switch such that attenuation observed through the switch is minimal. The unique technology also offers a layout targeted for USB3.1 Gen2, 10GE, PCIe Gen4, Thunderbolt 3, and SAS 3.0, which minimizes the channel-to-channel skew as well as channel-to-channel crosstalk as required by a high-speed signal.

  • 2-channel, 4-channel, 2-to-1, and 4-to-1 mux
    • Offers flexibility in terms of number of channels and routing
  • Low insertion loss: -1.3 dB at 16 Gbps
    • Minimal attenuation of the signal
    • Very small profile package: 2 mm x 2 mm for 2-to-1 mux
  • Very high -3 dB bandwidth of 13 GHz
    • Enables data rates of up to 20 Gbps
  • Enables use in tight space-constrained mobile applications
  • Server/storage
  • Embedded
  • PCs/notebooks
  • Networking routers and switches