Renesas shows USB 3.0 controller at IDF 2012
Renesas Electronics has introduced a USB 3.0 hub controller system-on-chip (SoC) aimed at PC peripherals and digital TVs which require the connection of multiple devices.
USB 3.0 supports speeds 10 times faster than the 480Mbit/s of USB 2.0.
“Adoption of USB 3.0 in non-PC products, such as digital consumer electronics, is growing due to factors such as the appearance of solid state drives, which allow reading and writing of data at faster speeds than conventional hard disk drives and chipsets with a built-in USB 3.0 host controller,” said the supplier.
The ?PD720210 has 350 mW power consumption in USB 3.0 active mode.
The controller has power consumption of 5mW in power saving mode, which makes it easier for system designers to develop systems that are qualified as stringent power efficiency standards such as Energy Star.
It is available in a 9 x 9 millimeter (mm) quad flat no-lead (QFN) package.
The ?PD720210 hub controller also integrates on-chip peripherals such as step-down regulators that lower the 5 V power supply voltage to the 3.3 V and 1.05 V and charging support functionality conforming to battery charging standards.
There is a host controller driver stack for Microsoft Windows and device drivers supported by Linux may be used free of charge with the ?PD720210.
Renesas’ ?PD720210 hub controller will be showcased and demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum, to be held in San Francisco, from September 11 to September 13, 2012.
Samples of Renesas’ µPD720210 hub controller are available. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2012 and is expected to reach a combined volume of 1,000,000 units per month by April 2013.