Pericom Delivers Industry First USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB Type-C Solution Supporting DisplayPort 1.3 Alternate Mode Switching

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Mar 21, 2016 -- Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (now part of Diodes Incorporated) (NASDAQ: DIOD), a leading supplier of serial high-speed switching, signal integrity, connectivity and timing solutions, today announced the industry's first USB Type-C™ solution supporting switching for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DisplayPort 1.3 Alternate Mode intended for notebook, desktop PC, All In One PC, Monitor, and docking applications.

Pericom's PI3USB31532 solution offers a 6x4 differential crossbar signal switch with minimal insertion loss and crosstalk supporting Alternate Mode switching that allows SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB 3.1 Gen 2) and 8.1 Gbps DisplayPort DP 1.3 signals through a USB-C connector, enabling applications for 4K UHD displays @120Hz or 8K UHD display @60Hz frame rate with 24-bit RGB color.

PI3USB31532 Key Features

  • 6 x 4 differential channel crossbar signal switch: Higher level of integration including both high speed and low speed crossbar switch
  • Supports data rates of up to 10Gbps
  • Low insertion loss: -1.7dB @10Gbps: Minimal attenuation through the switch
  • Low crosstalk: -38dB @10Gbps
  • Very high 3dB bandwidth of 8 GHz
  • Low bit to bit skew of 10ps for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and DP 1.3
  • Low active power: 1mW
  • Small package: 40 TQFN (3 x 6 mm)

"We are pleased to further enhance our leadership in USB Type-C solution by providing the first switching solution supporting USB 3.1 Gen 2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) with Alternate Mode support for Display Port 1.3 (8.1Gbps)," said Kay Annamalai, Sr. Director Marketing, Pericom Semiconductor. "Our latest offering enables faster adoption of 10Gbps data transfer and very high resolution 8K UHD displays over USB Type-C."

"USB Type-C and SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps are gaining wide adoption within the consumer electronics industry," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO. "Companies like Pericom are helping to grow the USB ecosystem and enable the USB single-cable solution."

In addition to PI3USB31532 Crossbar signal switch, Pericom's USB Type-C solution includes USB 3.1 Gen 2 ReDriver, switches with integrated Configuration Channel (CC) detect and VCONN switch, and 4 lane DisplayPort 1.3 ReDriver. Learn more about Pericom's complete USB Type-C solution portfolio.

Pricing & Availability
PI3USB31532 is available in production quantities. Additional information and volume pricing quote is available from Pericom worldwide sales, or by requesting a specific product price quote on

About Pericom:
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation enables serial connectivity with complete solutions for computing, communications and consumer market segments. Pericom's integrated circuits (IC) and frequency control products (FCP) provide the connectivity, timing, switching, bridging and signal conditioning of high-speed signals required by today's electronic applications. Pericom is based in Milpitas, California, with design centers and technical sales and support offices around the world. Pericom is a qualified supplier to more than 100 of the world's largest (Tier 1) corporations. Pericom was recently acquired by Diodes Incorporated (NASDAQ: DIOD). Learn more at

USB Type-C™ is trademark of USB Implementers Forum. ReDriver is a trademark of Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, all rights reserved.

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