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Pericom Semiconductor Delivers Six New Analog Switch Solutions for Multimedia Video Applications

November 29, 2004

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Pericom Semiconductor Corporation , a worldwide preferred supplier of high-speed silicon-based integrated circuits and quartz-based frequency control devices, today announced broad expansion of their analog video switch family by delivering six new products targeting the next generation of consumer multimedia video markets.

Pericom’s new PI3V and PI5V high-bandwidth analog video switches are specifically designed and characterized for video signal applications, and provide an optimal cost-to-performance solution for high volume switching functions in the consumer video market segments. These video switches are multiplexer/demultiplexers with Hi-Z outputs that are recommended for both RGB and composite video switching. This includes applications such as Personal Computers, Television, Projection Equipment, Graphic Cards, Set-Top Box, Networking, and Telecommunications. Due to the low R-on and C-on of the products, the bandwidth can be as high as 570 MHz. They also offer low crosstalk (-60db to -80dB) and great isolation (-60dB).

“There has been an increasing need to add multiple video components to a single video display unit in order to provide true multimedia entertainment video networks. Pericom’s PI3Vx14 family enables designers to add up to four video components, such as DVD, PC, DVR, VCR & etc. to a video network,” said Shaf Rahman, Director of Marketing for Switch & Interface products. “PI3Vx14 also has almost flat low R-on, which is an excellent analog characteristic suitable for analog video signals and helps to minimize attenuation or distortion due to critical color granularity and picture quality. In addition, multiple PC connections to the same network require multiplexing capability of the horizontal and vertical synchronous signals to the single display unit. Pericom’s 512/514, 5-Channel products address this particular need,” Rahman continued.

“Circuit damage due to ESD/EOS is common in boards that do not have a built-in ESD protection mechanism on the board itself. To avoid this issue, system designers prefer components which have higher ESD protection so that a sudden high electrical surge does not propagate through the system. Pericom’s PI5V330S analog switch provides robust ESD protection of 5KV HBM and 10KV I/O to GND. This extra ESD/EOS protection on the board, in addition to the protection offered by the external circuitry, exudes robust protection against an electrical surcharge,” added Rahman.

Common Key Features:

— Single device provides switching of up to 4 video input streams with 3- 5 channels

— Operating Voltage: 5V/3.3V/2.5V

— Provides 5V Rail-to-Rail switching & 5V I/O Tolerance

— Low 7.0-ohm R-on for maximum signal transfer and low distortion

— Channel On-Capacitance: 9.0pF

— Bandwidth: 300 – 570 MHz

— Crosstalk: -30 to -80dB (typical); Isolation: -30 to -60dB (typical)

— ESD: 2KV-5KV HBM; 10KV I/O to GND

— Lead(Pb)-Free packaging available

New Products:

— PI3V314 (3-Channel, 3.3V, 4:1 Mux/Demux)

— PI3V514 (5-Channel, 3.3V, 4:1 Mux/Demux)

— PI3V312 (3-Channel, 3.3V, 2:1 Mux/Demux)

— PI3V512 (5-Channel, 3.3V, 2:1 Mux/Demux)

— PI5V512 (5-Channel, 5V, 2:1 Mux/Demux)

— PI5V330S (3-Channel, 5V, 2:1 Mux/Demux w/enhanced ESD protection)

Availability and Pricing:

Available now, free product samples, datasheets, IBIS models, technical support, and application notes can be found on the company website. Pricing starts at $0.50 in 3000 unit quantities.

Press Photograph and Datasheets:

High-Resolution Graphic/Photo can be found at URL: http://www.pericom.com/prgraphics

Product Datasheets can be found at URL: http://www.pericom.com/video

About Pericom:

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation offers customers worldwide the industry’s most complete silicon and quartz-based solutions for the Computing, Communications, and Industrial market segments. Our broad portfolio of leading-edge analog, digital, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and SaRonix frequency control products are essential in the timing, transferring, routing, and translating of high-speed signals as required by today’s ever-increasing speed and bandwidth demanding applications. Company headquarters are in San Jose, California, with design centers and sales offices located globally. http://www.pericom.com/

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation

CONTACT: public relations, David Hurd, +1-408-435-0800, ext. 321, ordhurd@pericom.com, or marketing, Shaf Rahman, +1-408-435-0800, ext. 259, orsrahman@pericom.com, both of Pericom Semiconductor Corp.

Web site: http://www.pericom.com/




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