The DS64MB201 is a dual lane 2:1 multiplexer and 1:2 switch or fan-out buffer with signal
conditioning suitable for SATA/SAS and other high-speed bus applications up to 6.4 Gbps. The device
performs both receive equalization and transmit de-emphasis, allowing maximum flexibility of
physical placement within a system. The receiver's continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE) provides
a boost of up to +33 dB at 3 GHz and is capable of opening an input eye that is completely closed
due to inter-symbol interference (ISI) induced by the interconnect medium. The transmitter features
a programmable output de-emphasis driver and allows amplitude voltage levels to be selected from
600 mVp-p to 1200 mVp-p to suit multiple application scenarios. The signal conditioning settings
are programmable via control pin settings or SMBus interface.
To enable seamless upgrade from SAS/SATA 3.0 Gbps to 6.0 Gbps data rates without
compromising physical reach, DS64MB201 automatically detects the incoming data rate and selects the
optimal de-emphasis pulse width. The device detects the out-of-band (OOB) idle and active signals
of the SAS/SATA specification and passes through with minimum signal distortion.
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