Enables USB point-to-point connectivity for portable electronics
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, SAN JOSE, CA, September 09, 2002 - inSilicon Corporation (Nasdaq: INSN) - a leading provider of connectivity intellectual property (IP) technology for complex systems-on-chip (SOC) - today announced the availability of its USB On-The-Go (OTG) Controller Subsystem for consumer electronics and PC peripherals.
The USB On-The-Go Specification is a supplement to the USB 2.0 Specification and adds Dual Role Device capability to USB devices. This allows a USB peripheral (device) to act as a mini-host, directly connecting to and driving a second USB device. For example, a USB device such as a digital camera implementing OTG can connect directly to an XScale™ processor-based PDA and instantly transfer photos for viewing.
"A key to success with USB OTG-enabled peripherals is interoperability with the over 100 million PCs shipped each year and with the even larger base of already installed PCs," said Kevin Walsh, vice president of Marketing at inSilicon. "We built our USB OTG Subsystem and verification environment for interoperability, based on our IP experience with hundreds of USB 1.1 and 2.0 peripheral and PC customer designs."
The inSilicon USB On-The-Go Controller Subsystem is designed for reliability, performance, and flexibility. Reliability is critical to USB designs for lowering initial design costs and post-silicon interoperability and compliance. For maximum performance and minimum power consumption in portable devices, inSilicon's OTG controller performs USB and OTG functions in hardware, using minimal memory and software. For optimal flexibility, the OTG Subsystem supports multiple configurations in a single chip--a single design can be used in a variety of products, using software to select the desired configuration. Also, the extensive test environment is designed for portability, so tests can be converted to a design environment in days rather than weeks.
"Our OTG Subsystem is perfect for mobile phones, PDAs, and digital cameras requiring point-to-point connectivity and high reliability," said Eric Huang, inSilicon product marketing manager, "and our customers are excited about incorporating this new USB standard in these application areas."
More information on the inSilicon OTG Controller can be found at www.insilicon.com. Contact inSilicon for pricing and availability.
inSilicon Corporation is a leading provider of connectivity semiconductor intellectual property used by semiconductor and systems companies to design systems-on-chip that are critical components of innovative wired and wireless products. inSilicon's technology provides customers faster time-to-market, reduced risk, and lower development cost. The company's broad portfolio of analog and mixed-signal products and enabling connectivity technologies, including USB, PCI, Ethernet, IEEE-1394, JPEG, and Java™ Accelerators are used in a wide variety of markets encompassing communications, consumer, computing, multimedia, and office automation.
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