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3.3V, 12Gbps 8 channel LINEAR SAS3, 10GbE, PCIe3, SATA3 Combo ReDriver with Pin Strap and I2C control, FlowThrough pinout

Product Description

The PI3EQX12908A is a PCIe3, 10GE-KR, SAS3, 8 differential channels ReDriver. The device provides programmable linear equalization, output swing and gain, by either pin strapping option or I²C Control, to optimize performance over a variety of physical mediums by reducing Inter-symbol interference. The PI3EQX12908A supports eight 100-Ohm Differential CML data I/O’s and extends the signals across other distant data pathways on the user’s platform. The programmable settings can be applied easily via pins, software (I²C) or loaded via an external EEPROM. When operating in the EEPROM mode, the configuration information is automatically loaded on power up, which eliminates the need for an external microprocessor or software driver. The PI3EQX12908A offers fully Linear Transfer function to fully comply with all PCIe 3, 10GE & SAS3 Link Training signals.


  • 8-12Gbps serial link with linear equalizer
  • Handle up to 36dB channel loss
  • Support PCIe Gen 3, 10GE, SAS3 protocol
  • Supporting 8 differential channels
  • Independent channel configuration of receiver equalization, output swing and flat gain
  • Per Channel Activity Detector with selectable input termination between 50Ω to VDD and 200KΩ to VDD
  • Per Channel Output Termination Detector on power up with selectable output termination between 50Ω to VDD and high impedance
  • Very linear transfer function 
  • Fully compliant to PCISIG, 10GE-KR, SAS3 Link Training
  • Single-ended mode receiver detection for PCIe
  • Input Threshold detection
  • Pin strap and I²C master/slave selectable device programming with external EEPROM
  • 4-bit selectable address bit for I²C
  • Supply Voltage: 3.3V±0.3V
  • Industrial Temperature Range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Packaging (Pb-free & Green): 
  • 54-contact TQFN (10mm x 5.5mm x 0.5mm pitch) - flowthrough pinout


Product Specifications

Product Parameters

Compliance (Only Automotive supports PPAP) Standard
Channels 8
Data Rate (Gbps) 5,6,8,12
Lanes/Ports 4
Output Swing Max (mV) 1200
Programming Interface(s) I2C, Pinstrap

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Additional Technical Documents are available upon request:
Application information, Evaluation board, and Other technical documents

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Orderable Part Number Status Package Environmental Compliance Packing Buy from Distributor /
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PI3EQX12908AZFE Obsolete W-QFN55100-54 GREEN 156 TRAY
PI3EQX12908AZFEX Active W-QFN55100-54 TPGP 3500 T&R


Authorized Distributor Quantity Inventory Date Countries/Regions Buy Online
Digi-Key Electronics 3475 12/4/2022 Europe, Asia, North America Buy Now
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Environmental Compliance Legend:
LFF: Pb-Free Finish and RoHS 5/6
TLFP: Totally Pb-Free Product and RoHS 6/6
LFGP: Pb-free Finish and Green Product, RoHS 5/6 and Halogen Free
TPGP: Totally Pb-Free and Green Product, RoHS 6/6 and Halogen Free
GREEN: Halogen-free and RoHS compliant
RoHS: RoHS compliant but NOT halogen-free

Product Change Notices (PCNs)

A PCN may only apply to specific orderable part numbers in this datasheet. Please refer to the corresponding PCN to see the exact orderable part number(s) affected.

PCN # Issue Date Implementation Date Subject
PCN-2328 2018-04-12 2018-10-12 Device End of Life for tray packaging only


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