San Jose, CA--March 26, 1997--Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) announced a new family of power-management ICs for USB peripherals. These ICs give PC system designers higher integration, better specifications, and lower overall cost.
These IC power switches join Micrel's MIC2505 and MIC2506 High Side Switches to deliver a broad portfolio of USB devices. Most importantly, they work with self-powered and bus-powered hub applications to provide exceptional design flexibility.
The USB industry standard is designed to make interconnecting PCs and peripherals more like consumer appliances in terms of ease of use. Users do not have to worry about installing software drivers or add-in boards, for example. "Plug-and-play" USB peripherals will automatically configure themselves and be ready for use immediately. USB provides a serial bi-directional 12 Mbps interface. "Hubs" distribute both serial data and power to all USB devices via a standard four-wire cable.
Orders can be placed now for the MIC2525 USB-protected FET switch, priced at $0.95 each (1,000-piece quantities), available now. The MIC2526 dual-port version is $1.38 each (1,000-units), available now.
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