Texas Instruments Inc. announces an ultra low-power, two-channel SATA 3-Gbps redriver and signal conditioner that can extend the interconnect distance between a SATA host and an eSATA connector. The SN75LVCP412A provides a very aggressive low-power feature, which automatically puts the device in low-power mode (<20 mW) when the link is inactive for more than 10 microseconds. This capability helps to extend battery life in mobile applications where battery life is of high priority. The SN75LVCP412A supports applications like notebooks, desktop PCs, docking and workstations, set top boxes, and servers.
Key features and benefits of the SN75LVCP412A:
- Automatic low-power mode saves valuable battery life when the mobile platform is not connected to an external hard disk drive.
- IEC61000-4-2 level qualified (8-kV contact and 15-kV air discharge) on high-speed pins provides added protection against ESD transients at the eSATA connector.
- The SN75LVCP412A is the newest member of a growing family that complements TI’s high-speed redriver portfolio, which targets notebook and desktop PC applications and includes the SN75LVCP412 and SN75LVCP422.