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SN65LVPE512 and the SN65LVPE502 difference

Other Parts Discussed in Thread: SN65LVPE512, SN65LVPE502

My customer T is interested in an USB3.0 redriver and have a little question about the TI redrivers:


Are the SN65LVPE512 and the SN65LVPE502 based on the same silicon, because the datasheets are very similar?

Which of them would you recommend for an application similar to a docking station?




  • Hello Kamal,

    The SN65LVPE512 is an improved of the SN65LVPE502, and it has fixes for USB3 electrical compliance. Please provide a simplified diagram of the docking station in order to recommend the appropriate device for your implementation.

  • unfortunately I’ve no diagram for the USB3 lines, but I can describe it:

    The USB3.0 controller is on a (COM Express) module. There will be a microstrip line with about 3’’ to a connector to the main board.
    On the mainboard there will be a microstrip line with about 3’’ to the USB3.0 redriver. After there will be the common mode choke and the suppressor diodes and another connector. On this connector there will be plugged in a cable (about 20’’) with the USB type A connector.
    In this USB type A connector different external USB devices with their cables can be connected to the computer.

    Is there any reason to use the SN65LVPE502 instead of the 512?
  • Hello,

    Thanks for the description, for this case I highly recommend the SN65LVPE512.