With its area at 0.46 mm2 and current consumption of a measly 55 mA, it is clearly the best IP solution for any USB2.0 compatible storage device. HSINCHU, Taiwan and SUNNYVALE, California– March 07th, 2005
-- Faraday Technology Corporation (TAIEX: 3035), a leading fabless ASIC service and silicon proven IP provider, introduced Industry's smallest USB2.0 PHY IP Core,FZUSB236.
The IP core is specifically designed to meet the perpetual demand for USB device applications. This 0.18µm PHY IP is fully compatible with UTMI interface and consumes only 55 mA of current during high-speed data transmission. FZUSB236 PHY is the smallest of all publicly available USB2.0 IP cores.
With its small size and full USB2.0 standard compliance, FZUSB236 is poised to be the IP of choice for storage devices that require high-speed data transmission. Unlike other USB PHYs in the market today that require s ophisticated testing process during volume production, our profound experiences in USB ASIC volume production, verification , and testing in the past enable FZUSB236 to acquire features that facilitate testing process, which in turn provide considerably sav ings toward volume production for clients .
Faraday's USB2.0 PHY and controller IP have been widely adopted by many IC design firms in their USB2.0 product lines ever since their launching in 2003. So far, more than 45 million chips in the market bear Faraday's USB2.0 IP, which testifies Faraday as the foremost leader in quality, product compatibility, and reliability.
“Developing competitive and reliable high-speed data transmission IPs has been our commitment to customers. Currently, Faraday's 0.25µm and 0.18µm USB2.0 On-The-Go PHY, FZOTG230, are in volume production with several customers. But our commitment does not stop here; the FZUSB236 PHY is an IP core designed specifically for USB device applications that delivers unprecedented quality and competitiveness,” said Hsin Wang, Associated VP of R&D at Faraday. “Unlike other USB IP in the market today, Faraday's USB IP will never sacrifice quality and compatibility. With a dedicated USB team to oversee the entire process, we believe the FZUSB236 is the best choice for customers,” he added.
The FZUSB236 is slated for volume production in Q2 2005. About Faraday Technology Corporation
Faraday Technology Corporation is a leading silicon IP and fabless ASIC vendor. The company's broad IP portfolio includes 32-bit RISC CPUs, DSPs, and PHYs/Controllers for USB 2.0, Ethernet, Serial ATA and PCI Express. With more than 500 employees and 2004 revenue of US$159 million, Faraday is one of the largest fabless ASIC companies in the Asia-Pacific region, and it also has a significant presence in other world-wide markets. Headquartered in Taiwan , Faraday has service and support offices around the world, including the U.S. , Japan , Europe, and China . For more information, please visit: http://www.faraday-tech.com