NXP Supports Thunderbolt Technology

Thunderbolt is a revolutionary I/O technology that supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. It sets new standards for speed, flexibility, and simplicity. At a throughput of up to 10 Gbps, Thunderbolt’s transfer speed is 20 times faster than USB2.0, and 2 times faster than USB3.0. Based on DisplayPort technology, it also supports DP, DVI, HDMI, and VGA displays through the use of existing adapters.

NXP offers two high-speed multiplexing switches supporting Thunderbolt I/O technology, the CBTL05023, and CBTL05024.

The CBTL05023 is a multiplexer/demultiplexer switch device for DisplayPort v1.2 signals and the control signals of a 10 Gbps channel. This device also provides an output control signal and DC-biasing pull-down resistors to facilitate the external 10 Gbps channel.

NXP’s 2nd generation switch CBTL05024 is a highly integrated multiplexer delivering advanced characters that enhance signal integrity and power efficiency.

Both the CBTL05023 and CBTL05024 support Intel’s Cactus Ridge and Redwood Ridge platforms. For higher integration and a more simplified solution, the CBTL05024 solution provides lower BOM costs and with minimized PCB real estate.

For more information, please visit www.nxp.com/nxp-supports-thunderbolt