ReDriver from Diodes Incorporated Boosts Signal Quality of High-Speed PCIe 4.0 Interfaces

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within
the broad discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets, today introduced a ReDriver for the server, storage, and
networking market segment. The PI3EQX16904GL is a PCIe 4.0 compliant,
2.5Gbps to 16Gbps, four-differential channel, linear ReDriver. The
device provides programmable linear equalization, output swing, and flat
gain to optimize performance over a variety of physical media by
reducing inter-symbol interference. It is the industry’s first available
ReDriver to support PCIe 4.0 while being backward-compatible with PCIe
3.0/2.0/1.0. Target applications for the device include storage and AI
servers, workstations, 5G networking, CPU-to-network (PCIe NIC card) and
CPU-to-storage (NVME) interconnects, and CPU-to-CPU interconnects within
high-performance compute clusters.

The ReDriver, also known as a repeater IC, regenerates signals to boost
the signal quality of high-speed interfaces. Faster signal frequencies
leave designers with less signal margin with which to design reliable,
high-performance systems. Using equalization, pre-emphasis, and other
technologies, a single ReDriver can adjust and correct for known channel
losses at the transmitter and restore signal integrity at the receiver.
This enables reliable communications with low bit error rates (BER).

The PI3EQX16904GL supports four 100Ω differential current mode logic
(CML) data I/Os and extends the signals across other distant data
pathways on the user’s platform. Linear ReDrivers are commonly used to
achieve PCB trace extension while minimizing cost and power consumption.
They can also deliver lower latency.

Requiring a supply voltage of 3.3V ±0.3V, the device is able to operate
over an industrial temperature range of -40˚C to +85˚C.

The PI3EQX16904GL ReDriver is offered in a 42-contact TQFN (9mm x 3.5mm)
package. Further information is available at www.diodes.com.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600
and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within
the broad discrete, logic, analog, and mixed-signal semiconductor
markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing,
communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products
include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices,
function-specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators,
Hall-effect and temperature sensors, power management devices, including
LED drivers, AC-DC converters and controllers, DC-DC switching and
linear voltage regulators, and voltage references along with special
function devices, such as USB power switches, load switches, voltage
supervisors, and motor controllers. Diodes also has timing,
connectivity, switching, and signal integrity solutions for high-speed
signals. Diodes’ corporate headquarters and Americas’ sales office are
located in Plano, Texas and Milpitas, California. Design, marketing, and
engineering centers are located in Plano; Milpitas; Taipei, Taiwan;
Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Zhubei City, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and
Neuhaus, Germany. Diodes’ wafer fabrication facilities are located in
Manchester, Shanghai, China and Greenock, Scotland. Diodes has assembly
and test facilities located in Shanghai, Jinan, Chengdu, and Yangzhou,
China, as well as in Hong Kong, Neuhaus, and Taipei. Additional
engineering, sales, warehouse, and logistics offices are located in
Taipei; Hong Kong; Manchester; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Seongnam-si,
South Korea; Munich, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan, with support offices
throughout the world.

Recent news releases, annual reports and SEC filings are available at
the Company’s website: http://www.diodes.com.
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e-mailed to: [email protected].

Contacts

Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
Emily Yang
VP,
Worldwide Sales and Marketing
P: 972-987-3900
E: [email protected]

Investor Relations Contact:
Shelton Group
Leanne K.
Sievers
EVP, Investor Relations
P: 949-224-3874
E: [email protected]

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