Silicon Labs mixed-signal MCUs simplify Full-Speed USB Connectivity

23 MAY 2011

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, introduced two USB microcontroller (MCU) families that provide the industry’s fastest, easiest and most economical path to USB connectivity. Expanding on Silicon Labs’ popular USB MCU portfolio, the new C8051F38x and C8051T62x/32x USB MCU families are ideal for a wide range of applications such as home automation systems, thermostats, USB dongles, smart card readers, GPS localizers, touch panels, sensor data loggers, portable medical devices, weigh scales, USB speakers, serial communication bridges, games and electronic toys. With more than two billion USB devices sold each year, the demand for easy-to-deploy USB solutions continues to rise. Adding this universal but complex interface to space-constrained, cost-sensitive embedded products can be challenging for developers lacking USB software expertise. A leading supplier of USB MCUs and smart interface ICs, Silicon Labs developed the new USB MCU families to simplify the addition of USB connectivity to embedded designs. The families, which include 22 products with flash and one-time-programmable (OTP) options, feature a full-speed USB 2.0 interface engine, outstanding processing performance and USB throughput, best-in-class precision analog functionality, and an innovative clock recovery capability to enable crystal-less USB operation for reduced component count and BOM cost.

Silicon Laboratories Inc.
www.silabs.com/pr/usbmcu

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