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USB-C® Retimer Solutions

Matterhorn is a product family of USB Type-C retimer solutions. It leverages our unique low-power SerDes technology that extend reach with low latency and flexibility in a wide range of source or sink applications.

Key Features

Matterhorn supports the following key features:

  • USB4 Gen2, Gen3 signaling (20 and 40 Gbit/s)
  • USB 3.2 SuperSpeed+ signaling (5 and 10 Gbit/s)
  • DisplayPort 1.4 (8.1, 5.4, 2.7 and 1.62 Gbit/s) x1, x2, x4
  • Thunderbolt™ 3, 2 (20.625 and 10.3125 Gbit/s)
  • On-chip diagnostics including: Eye Scope and BER monitors
  • TWI connects to the PD controller for initialization and control
  • Two package options:
    • KB8001: 4x4mm FCCSP package for small form factor designs
    • KB8002: 5x5mm FCCSP package designed for manufacture

Product Benefits

Multiple Protocols

Switch and bidirectional retimer which supports USB4 Gen2, Gen3, USB 3.2 Gen1, Gen2, DisplayPort 1.4a and Thunderbolt 2, 3 on the same USB-C connector.

Low BOM Cost

No requirement for serial memory which enables reduced BOM cost.

Flexible Orientation

SerDes architecture and crossbar logic supports both source and sink applications.

Low Active Power

Low active power in USB4 and DP-ALT modes, which saves power when connected to USB4 / DP devices.

Compliance Ready

Fully compliant to standards for USB4, USB 3.2 and DisplayPort 1.4a.

Autonomous RX Equalization (ARxE™)

Superior channel performance by dynamically correcting for extreme channel characteristics with no tuning.


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Mobile, Tablet and Desktop PCs

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Active Cables

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Displays, Docking Stations and Adapters

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External Hard Disk and Solid-State Drives

The following is available to support your evaluation and development with the Matterhorn.

Product Briefs

  • KB8001
  • KB8002
  • KB8002 EVK
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  • KB8001
  • KB8002
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Application Notes

  • Assembly Guidelines
  • Hardware Guidelines
  • Programming Guidelines
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The following is available to support your evaluation and development with Matterhorn.


  • KB8001
  • KB8002
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Register Settings

  • KB8001
  • KB8002
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EVK Software

  • KB8002