Faraday Technology USA Announces Availability of USB 2.0 Tranceiver, Device Controller IPs and Roadmap
Sunnyvale, California, USA - March 31, 2003 - Faraday Technology Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) announces availability of USB 2.0 Tranceiver and Device Controller IPs for UMC 0.25µm and 0.18µm process technologies. Both IPs are test chip proven and have been incorporated in many customers' designs, some of them are moving into productions. These IPs are new additions to the existing USB product offerings.
"Our goal is to offer a broad range of USB products suited for any and all applications" said Wilson Tzeng, President of Faraday USA. "The new USB 2.0 transceiver and device controller expand our offering further. This will be followed by USB OTG in 0.18µm and 0.13µm technologies in the near future" he added.
The USB 2.0 transceiver (FZUSB200HA0A) and Device Controller (FUSB200) are the new additions to the existing USB 1.1 products. The transceiver is designed to offer high performance at low power. It supports USB protocol and data rate of 480MHz as well as full speed and low speed, backward compatible with USB1.1 protocol. The operating current is less than 75mA while the suspend mode current is less than 200uA. The IP is silicon proven in both 0.25µm and 0.18um.
The USB 2.0 Device Controller (FUSB200) is a certified, synthesizable core that supports all three data transfer types (bulk, interrupt and control). The configurable architecture enables customers to set end point transfer type, transfer direction and FIFO size and chapter 9 parameters. Furthermore, cusotmers can dynamically change the settings either through 8032 MCU code modification. The device controller is technology independent.
"Faraday USB offerings provide seamless solution for time to market sensitive applicatons." said Mike Shamshirian, Director of IP sales and business development. "The complete PHY and controller solution combined with other available IPs such as 8032 micorcontroller allows designers to quickly tapeout their designs and move into production." he added. The USB IPs are used in many applications such as printer, keyboards, mouses, external hard drives, digital cameras, memory cards and readers, MP3 players, PDAs, etc.
Test chips of both USB 2.0 IPs (Physical layer and device controller) in 0.25µm and 0.18µm technologies are available for IP and ASIC customers. To ensure an easy start, Faraday offers a complete development environment including EV boards, data sheets, application notes and other technical documentation. These IPs are integrated in more than 20 SoC applications since their initial release. For more details and pricing information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faraday Technology Corporation has been providing remarkable ASIC design services and valuable IP for customers ranging from small start-ups to large multinational IC design house and system houses. With annual revenue of $95 million Dollars in 2002 and more than 450 employees, Faraday is the largest organization of its type in the Asia-Pacific area. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, Faraday has branch offices around the world, including the U.S.A., Japan, and Europe. More information on Faraday is available at http://www.faraday-usa.com