Reference design for USB-C with integrated retimer
Analogix Semiconductor has made available a new high-performance reference design for USB-C to USB-C active cable with true bi-directional support, capable of connecting a USB-C source to a USB-C device across multi-meter distances.
RD1011is designed for highest interoperability, lowest power consumption at under 1.5W, and lowest bill of materials (BOM) cost.
The other features include:
Dual retimer architecture with connection via a 4 meter twisted-pair cable and one paddle card at each end of the cable to maximize length without sacrificing performance;
Bi-directional solution for extending USB-C, USB 3.2 10 Gbps Gen2 or DisplayPort 8.1 Gbps HBR3 source output over long distances;
SRIS architecture for true USB 3.2 compliance, as well as transparent and non-transparent (LTTPR) architecture for DisplayPort 1.4a interoperability;
Fully functional e-marker controller with Power Deliver (PD 3.0) handling USB-C power contract negotiation and SOP`/SOP`` messages.
“We’re pleased to be further expanding our industry-leading signal conditioning technology to pertinent and fundamental applications,” said Michael Ching, vice president of marketing at Analogix. “Times Square’s clever architecture will extend the system performance across a thin and powerful USB-C cable to display monitors, highly integrated docking stations, and VR HMDs.”
“We see growing demand for USB 3.2 USB-C to USB-C active cables and Analogix’s reference design is the framework that enables such connections with optimal performance,” said Robert Lin, Head of ABG US Sales and Support at Foxlink.