Strong signal integrity over long distance
These products are made to maintain high-speed signal integrity on PCB boards or through cables and multiple connector points up to 4.5 Gbps bandwidth. They put programmable equalization and de-emphasis techniques together at the transmit and receive points, respectively, to retain the signal integrity. They don't need expensive cables, either, working on CAT6 or flexible ribbon cables. It can run signals in a 2.5 Gbps PCI Express system through 25 ft of CAT6 cable.
Pericom Semiconductor Corp.