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Microchip Introduces World’s First Programmable USB2 Controller Hubs

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:29am
WDD Staff

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced the expansion of the USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio it gained from the recent SMSC acquisition. The seven new UCH2 ICs across three families are the world’s first to provide programmability, enabling the developers of PCs and mobile devices to configure their designs without external memory. Additionally, these are Microchip’s first UCH2s to support both USB2 and USB High Speed Interchip (HSIC) connectivity, maximum battery life via low-power modes such as Link Power Management (LPM), and the ability to replace wall chargers with advanced battery charging modes, such as BC1.2, Apple, SE1 and China charging. For applications that need to communicate over multiple protocols, these UCH2s feature direct I/O bridging to I2C, SPI, UART and general-purpose I/O. They also have the flexibility to support the behaviors of multiple operating systems, such as vendor-specific messaging and FlexConnect for simple port reversals. Features include:

  • Integrated Quad Page configuration OTP Flash memory.
  • Four separate configuration opportunities. 
  • ProTouch Configuration Editor software tool.

For more information, visit www.microchip.com.

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