Diodes re-drivers extend IoT battery life

  • October 13, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson

Texas electronics company Diodes has introduced a device to help increase the battery life of mobile and IoT products.

The re-driver is said to be the first in the industry to support the Mipi D-Phy 1.2 protocol and is targeted at mobile and IoT applications.

The PI2MEQX2505 1.8V low-power, four data lanes 2.5Gbit/s re-driver consumes 135mW in active mode, 5mW in low-power mode, 2mW in ultra-low power mode and 0.2mW in standby mode. This low-power consumption helps extend the battery life of portable devices that include Mipi cameras, laptops and personal computers.

It has four differential channels providing programmable receiver equalisation, output swing and pre-emphasis. These features enable longer PCB trace lengths while reducing signal latency, cost and power.

The device is supplied in a TQFN-28L (ZH) package, measuring 3.5 by 5.5mm, to enable high-density channel routing. It is available at $0.70 in 3500-piece quantities.

Diodes delivers semiconductor products to companies in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. It has a portfolio of discrete, analogue and mixed-signal products and packaging technology. Application-specific products are coupled with worldwide operations at 32 sites, including engineering, testing, manufacturing and customer service.