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Analogix Introduces ANX7440/30

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On Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Analogix Semiconductor, Inc announced the availability of its ANX7440/30 family, the first integrated solution capable of switching DisplayPort™ version 1.3 and 1.4 at 8.1 gigabits per second (Gbps), as well as USB 3.1 Generation 2 (Gen2) 10 Gbps signals to support a single USB-C™ port.

The new product family includes: ANX7440 – integrated 10 Gbps re-timer and USB-C switch for DisplayPort over USB-C™ ports; ANX7430 – integrated 10 Gbps re-timer and USB-C switch for USB 3.1 Gen2 USB-C ports.

Leveraging Analogix’s competence in high-speed signaling and designed to the latest USB 3.1, DisplayPort 1.4, and Intel USB 3.1 Repeater and Active Switch specifications, the ANX7440/30 is cost-effective, low power, and offers best in class performance:

Integrated USB 3.1 re-timer, DisplayPort HBR3 re-timer, 6×4 10 Gbps mux, and SBU/AUX mux for USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode applications;

Loss compensation to recover up to 23dB channel loss for USB 3.1 Gen2 10 Gbps and up to 20dB channel loss for DisplayPort HBR3 8.1 Gbps;

Simplifies PCB routing for 10 Gbps notebook, desktop PC, and USB 3.1 enabled mobile device docking station designs.

“Graphics processors across computing devices are now available supporting 8.1 Gbps link bandwidth, featured in DisplayPort version 1.3 and 1.4, which delivers unsurpassed video and audio performance,” said Bill Lempesis, Executive Director at VESA. “Signal conditioners like the ANX7440/30, help to implement this feature over a wide range of devices, so it can be expanded to mainstream consumer devices.”

“Such high data transfer rate over the USB-C connector raises the bar in many applications,” said Andre Bouwer, vice president of marketing for Analogix. “For example, using the ANX7440/30 greatly improves performance of USB 3.1 external hard drives connected through a docking station. Also, DisplayPort over USB-C allows devices to output video resolutions up to 8Kx4K which is one of the key elements in delivering an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) experience. ANX7440/30’s ability to recover and reinstate high-speed signals reduces the thickness and enables longer cables to be used in these applications.”

The ANX7440/30 family will sample in Q4 2016 and ship in mass production in Q2 2017, as such it is perfect for Intel Cannonlake platforms.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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