Microchip Technology (Chandler, AZ) has announced its third-generation USB3 Controller Hubs (UCH3s). This UCH3 family includes a seven-port hybrid version with a certified four-port USB3 hub and three additional USB2 lanes. The remaining three family members feature two-, three- and four-port USB3 hubs, respectively, providing a broad migration path for the designers of PCs, peripherals, computing platforms, storage solutions, networking and consumer devices, set-top boxes, docking stations, and monitors.
Microchip’s new UCH3 family lowers system costs and speeds development by integrating programmable memory that allows OEMs to quickly customize their products and ensure operating-system compatibility, without the added cost, complexity and board space of off-chip memory. Additionally, the hybrid controller provides the flexibility to create applications with both USB3 and USB2 ports.
For more information, visit www.microchip.com.
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