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Microchip’s New SuperSpeed Certified USB3 Controller Hubs

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 7:07pm
WDD Staff

Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced its third-generation USB3 Controller Hubs (UCH3s)—the four-member USB553xb-5000 family, which is SuperSpeed Logo Certified by the USB Implementers Forum and is the world’s first to integrate OTP Flash configuration memory. This UCH3 family is also the industry’s most flexible, as it includes a seven-port hybrid version with a certified four-port USB3 hub and three additional USB2 lanes. The remaining three family members feature two-, three- and four-port USB3 hubs, respectively, providing a broad migration path for the designers of PCs, peripherals, computing platforms, storage solutions, networking and consumer devices, set-top boxes, docking stations and monitors. Features include:

  • Increased bandwidth of 5 Gbps.
  • Integrated programmable memory that allows OEMs to quickly customize their products and ensure operating-system compatibility.
  • The availability of two-, three- and four-port USB3 family members, enabling designers to easily migrate to the best UCH3 for each design within their platform.

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