NXP Releases Two High-Speed Multiplexers for Intel Thunderbolt Interface
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 06 June 2012
Release date- 05062012 - Eindhoven, Netherlands and Taipei, Taiwan - NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the availability of two high-speed multiplexer (mux) switches supporting Thunderbolt I/O technology developed by Intel Corporation.
Thunderbolt technology enables fast data transfers between PCs and peripheral and display devices by concurrently supporting data and display connections over a single cable. Two high-performance mux switches from NXP - the CBTL05023 and CBTL06DP211 - are used on Thunderbolt host and peripheral designs. Several OEMs and ODMs will be demonstrating Thunderbolt-based products at Computex Taipei this week.
'Smaller and lighter portable computing devices such as the Ultrabook need to have fewer external connectors, smaller connectors, and connectors that can transfer different signals seamlessly. Thunderbolt I/O technology supports these design goals, and we're pleased to be working with the broader ecosystem around Thunderbolt - including major OEMs and ODMs - in enabling the high performance required to make high-speed data transfers a reality,' said Grahame Cooney, general manager of high-speed interfaces and clocks, watches and graphics drivers, NXP Semiconductors.
Intel Thunderbolt controllers transmit and receive information for both the PCI Express (PCIe) and DisplayPort protocols, switching between the two protocols to support communications over a single cable. The NXP switches enable cost-effective bills of material for Thunderbolt connectors, offering high performance and outstanding signal integrity characteristics. NXP's high-performance mux switches are housed in compact HVQFN-24 (CBTL05023) and TFBGA-48 (CBTL06DP211) packages.
The CBTL05023 and CBTL06DP211 are currently in high-volume production, and samples are available to qualified customers on request. Further information on NXP's high-speed multiplexers is available at: http://www.nxp.com/products/interface_and_connectivity/displayport/high_speed_multiplexer/
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.
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