Grade 2 Automotive-Compliant PCIe 4.0 Clocks from Diodes Incorporated Enable Low Power Designs for Connected Driving

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 a family of automotive-compliant PCI Express
(PCIe) 4.0 clock generators and buffers featuring advanced features for
demanding automotive applications such as head units, ECUs, ADAS,
navigation, telematics, and infotainment.

The PI6CG182Q, PI6CG184Q, PI6CG188Q (PCIe 4.0 clock generators) and
PI6CB184Q (PCIe 4.0 clock buffers) provide differential low-power,
high-speed current steering logic (HCSL) outputs with on-chip
termination. They have been designed to generate and distribute a
reference clock signal for chipsets employing PCIe Gen 4 interfaces.
These devices are all qualified to AEC-Q100 Grade 2, with an operating
temperature range of -40°C to +105°C, therefore they are suitable for
any automotive PCIe application.

Operating at 1.8V and with integrated on-chip termination at every HCSL
output, the devices minimize power consumption and remove the need for
external resistors; designers would otherwise need to add four resistors
per output pair, or up to 32 resistors for an 8-output device, and lose
power via the external resistors. Each output also features its own
enable pin to further improve power management on outputs that are
unused. The devices are based on Diodes Incorporated’s proprietary PLL
technology, proven in millions of products worldwide. This design
includes a number of advanced features including programmable output
slew rate and amplitude, and selectable spread-spectrum on differential
outputs to help minimize EMI. This can be particularly advantageous when
designing for an automotive environment.

These automotive-compliant clocks were developed with the automotive
manufacturing environment in mind, so wettable-flank QFN packages have
been used to ensure compatibility with automated visual inspection.

The product lineup includes: the PI6CG182Q (clock generator, 2 outputs),
the PI6CG184Q (clock generator, 4 outputs), the PI6CG188Q (clock
generator, 8 outputs), and the PI6CB184Q (clock buffer, 4 outputs).

The PI6CG182Q is available in the 26-TQFN package (4mm x 4mm), the
PI6CG184Q in the 32-TQFN package (5mm x 5mm), the PI6CG188Q in the
48-TQFN package (4mm x 4mm), and the PI6CB184Q in the 32-TQFN package
(5mm x 5mm).

Further information is available at

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.

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Company Contact:
Diodes Incorporated
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Worldwide Sales and Marketing
P: 972-987-3900
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EVP, Investor Relations
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