Diodes Incorporated Extends Its Product Family of PCI Express 2.0 Packet Switches with Low Power Solutions

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 announced it has extended its line of PCI Express (PCIe)
Gen 2.0 solutions with four new 3- and 4-port, 4-lane packet switches,
designed to meet the needs of 5G, IoT, and AI networks. They are
well-suited for applications such as 5G/LTE, Wi-Fi Routers, STB,
security systems, IPC, NAS and other power-sensitive, high-performance

The PI7C9X2G304SV, PI7C9X2G304EV, PI7C9X2G404SV, and PI7C9X2G404EV,
featuring integrated clock buffers, provide cost-effective, low-power
solutions to increase the fan-out of a PCIe port on application
processors, SoCs, FPGAs, and chipsets targeting the embedded,
networking, storage, PC, and consumer sectors.

The PI7C9X2G304SV and PI7C9X2G304EV offer 3-ports/4-lanes, while the
PI7C9X2G404SV and PI7C9X2G404EV provide 4-ports/4-lanes. All of the
devices are compliant with: PCIe base specification (rev. 2.1), PCIe CEM
specification (rev. 2.0), PCI-to-PCI bridge architecture specification
(rev. 2.1), the system management bus (SMBus) specification, and the
advanced configuration power interface (ACPI) specification.

PCI packet switches increase the fan-out of a PCI port. As well as
providing either 3- or 4-ports and 4-lanes, the new devices offer
extended virtual channel capability, providing two virtual channels and
support for eight traffic class channels. The low power design keeps
power dissipation down to as low as 300mW and even lower, at 35mW,
during L1.1 D3 hot state. Peer-to-peer switching between two downstream
ports is also supported, with a typical latency of just 150ns for
packets routed through the switches, without blocking. Unused downstream
ports are automatically put into idle mode to further minimize power

The maximum payload is 512-byte and each port can be individually
configured to deliver the optimal driver current and de-emphasis level.
The parts also implement downstream port containment in the event of a
sudden loss of power or other failure, which helps enable high
availability in end systems. The devices feature an operating
temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.

The PI7C9X2G304SV and PI7C9X2G404SV are available in the 128-pin LQFP
package (14mm x 14mm) and the PI7C9X2G304EV and PI7C9X2G404EV are
available in the 136-pin aQFN package (10mm x 10mm).

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 facility is located in
Manchester, with an additional facility located in Shanghai, China.
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.
Written requests may be sent directly to the Company, or they may be
e-mailed to: [email protected].


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

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

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