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Diodes Incorporated Pioneers USB Type-C Multimedia Port Switch

Diodes Incorporated has unveiled the PI3A6386 USB Type-C multimedia port switch, designed to enable manufacturers to continue supporting legacy data and analog peripherals through USB Type-C ports. The PI3A6386 port switch enables legacy data and audio signals to be passed through the USB Type-C port, allowing consumers to continue using existing peripherals.

Diodes PI3A6386

The Key Features of the Device includes:

  • Support USB High Speed (480Mbps) and Full Speed (12Mbps) Signaling Capability per USB 2.0
  • USB switches: High bandwidth (1GHz) & Low On-Resistance (5ohm)
  • Audio switches: Low On-Resistance (1ohm)
  • Support USB Type-C Audio Accessory Mode per USB Type-C Cable and Connector Specification 1.1
  • Low Distortion (THD: -110dB from 20Hz to 20kHz, 2.0VRMS, 32ohm load)
  • Negative Signal (+/-3V) Handling Capability
  • Programmable soft-start and soft-stop time to eliminate click/pop sounds of DC-coupled audio signals
  • High Off Isolation: -85dB @ 30kHz
  • Autonomous microphone and ground lines switching
  • Separate Ground switches for microphone and audio to minimize crosstalk
  • Sideband switches
  • I2C control
  • Wide VDD Range: 1.7V to 5.5V
  • ESD: 4Kv for HBM mode, 1kV for CDM mode
  • Extended Industrial Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C

The Main Application includes:

In addition, as a result of the increasing adoption of USB Type-C ports in mobile phones and tablets, manufacturers are removing other ports such as USB 2.0 and 3.5mm audio sockets.

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