Two data lane ReDriver supports MIPI D-PHY 1.2 protocols

A low power, high performance MIPI D-PHY 1.2-compliant signal ReDriver by Diodes, the PI2MEQX2503, regenerates signals transmitted at data rates up to 2.5Gbits per second from cameras to displays. It is suitable for various applications, including laptops, tablets, mobile phones, IoT devices, commercial displays, augmented reality headsets, drones and robots.

It has a dual data lane equaliser and a single clock lane. The PI2MEQX2503 compensates for PCB, connector, cable and switching-related losses. This ReDriver enables optimum electrical performance from a CSI2 source to a DSI sink. It operates at up to 2.5Gbits per second to comply with the MIPI D-PHY 1.2 specification for camera images with increasing numbers of pixels.

The 120mW active-mode power consumption of the PI2MEQX2503 is more power efficient compared to a ReTimer, said Diodes. The low power (5mW), ultra low power (2mW) and shutdown (0.2mW) modes of operation offer further power savings, helping to extend battery life. It also has programmable receiver equalisation, output swing and pre-emphasis to compensate for channel loss with low latency over longer length traces while minimising power consumption.

For added robustness, the PI2MEQX2503 supports a -40 to +85 degrees C operating temperature range for industrial applications. The ReDriver is supplied in a small X1QFN-24 (XEA24) package measuring only 2.0 x 4.0mm.

Diodes is a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, which delivers semiconductor products to companies in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer electronics and communications markets. It leverages an expanded product portfolio of discrete, analogue and mixed-signal products and packaging technology to meet customers’ needs. The company has 32 sites worldwide, including engineering, testing, manufacturing, and customer service, to serve high volume, high growth markets.

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