TIDA-00268 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Thunderbolt™ Single Port Peripheral Reference Design


The TI Thunderbolt™ Single Port Peripheral reference design is optimized for Thunderbolt 2 systems which have a bandwidth of 20Gbps. The design utilizes the TPS65980 power management unit to reduce the BOM cost up to 50% and reduce the area about 40% over a discrete implementation. This design has been tested and certified at Intel for both self power and bus powered single port Thunderbolt systems.

  • Tested & Certified Thunderbolt Design for Bus & Self-Powered Peripherals Provides a low cost and simple optimized design TPS65980 PMU powers the needed supplies and provides system control signals PCIe Connector for quick proto-typing w/ expansion cards Design guide and high level schematics provided
  • Docking station
  • Proximity sensor
Product Categories
  • Power management


Part Number Name Companion Part
SN74AHC1G126 SN74AHC1G126 Buy Datasheet
SN74AUP1G17 SN74AUP1G17 Buy Datasheet
SN74AUP1T17 SN74AUP1T17 Buy Datasheet
TPS3700 TPS3700 Buy Datasheet

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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00268 Assembly Drawing 22 May 2014 PDF 50
TIDA-00268 BOM 22 May 2014 PDF 37
TIDA-00268 Schematic 22 May 2014 PDF 175