High performance rack-/blade-based server

When people think about high performance computing and rack-based server systems, the focus quite rightly is on processing power and performance. But of course powering and transferring data efficiently in these systems is critical from a system perspective, as is being able to easily swap out and back in individual boards into live systems. This is where Nexperia's portfolio comes into focus.

Block diagram

Highlighted components are Nexperia focus products

Design considerations

  • Multi-voltage bus branches are common and need support of clock-stretching and partial power down is a requirement
  • Signals require higher drive capability, logic function required for control signals
  • Main boards and PCIe boards need to be exchanged without system power-down - in-rush currents must limited 
  • Sensitive SoC inputs and outputs require ESD protection while maintaining high data rates and signal integrity (Ethernet, PCIe, SATA, USB3, USB4 and Thunderbolt 3)

I2C voltage translation and repeaters

For I2C master/slave interfaces there is a trend towards higher bus speed, with multi-voltage bus branches common and a need for support of clock-stretching. Regardless of the complexity, Nexperia can offer a solution to meet your needs.

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Fundamentals of ESD protection

The video gives an overview of ESD sources and effects. Reviewing technical requirements as well as standards for Industrial and Automotive for ESD test levels.