The DesignWare® Embedded USB 2.0 (eUSB2) PHYs, eUSB2 Repeaters, USB digital controllers, verification IP, and IP subsystems expertise provides designers with a USB 2.0 IP solution for low-power mobile and consumer products such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, gaming and AR/VR, and wireless devices that are designed using the industry’s most advanced process nodes.
The industry’s most advanced process nodes do not support 3.3V signaling and 5V tolerance as required by the USB 2.0 specification. 3.3V signaling was originally defined in the USB 1.0 specification from 1994 and is required for backwards compatibility. The eUSB2 specification defines new, lower voltage USB signaling that is used for low power chip-to-chip communication. eUSB2 repeater converts between standard USB 2.0 and eUSB2 signaling levels, allowing legacy USB 2.0 devices to connect to a system-on-chip (SoC) with eUSB2 PHY.
DesignWare USB IP is built on years of customer success with Synopsys’ silicon-proven USB PHY product line, which has been ported to over 100 process nodes ranging from 180nm to 5nm. When combined with the DesignWare Host, Device or Dual Role digital controllers and verified using Synopsys’ verification IP, the DesignWare eUSB2 IP delivers a complete USB 2.0 solution for advanced SoC designs
Converts between eUSB2 and USB 2.0 signaling levels, enabling an SoC with eUSB2 PHY to connect to legacy USB 2.0 products
Designed for mature process nodes
Can be integrated in PMIC, Audio, Wi-Fi, combo Radio chips or implemented as a standalone (multi-port) repeater chip
Supports USB 2.0 480Mbps (High Speed), 12Mbps (Full Speed), and 1.5Mbps (Low Speed) data rates
Advanced Built In Self Test (BIST), tunability, and diagnostics
Compliant with eUSB2 specification rev 1.1 Can be used in USB Host, Device, and Dual Role applications
eUSB2 PHY and eUSB2 repeater supports USB 2.0 480Mbps (High Speed), 12Mbps (Full Speed) and 1.5Mbps (Low Speed) data rates
eUSB2 PHY designed for the most advanced process nodes that does not support 3.3V signaling and 5V tolerance
eUSB2 PHY interface: UTMI+ Level 3 specification
eUSB2 Repeater is designed for mature process nodes that supports 3.3V signaling and 5V tolerance
Thin and light PCs, and hybrid PCs
Laptop and desktop PCs
Advanced wireless (5G modems, WiFi 6)
Video Demo of the eUSB 2.0 PHY Repeater - TSMC 28hpcp18 x1, North/South (vertical) poly orientation
USB 2.0 has been around for over 20 years and is the world's most popular wired interconnect standard. Join Morten Christiansen and Gervais Fong as they discuss how the new eUSB2 standard enables USB 2.0 connectivity for SoCs in the most advanced process nodes.