The silicon intellectual property (IP) provider, Evatronix SA, announces that its high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device controller IP core has been officially certified by USB-Implementers Forum, the organization behind the USB standards, as fully compatible with the latest version of the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device controller is a complete digital IP solution that matches the very strict USB-IF criteria for specification compliance. Tests conducted in a third party development environment showed the device working even at speeds exceeding 430 MB/s, which is the fastest result achieved by any USB 3.0 device controller IP so far, according to the company.
With certified backward compatibility and support for 480 Mbps USB 2.0 High Speed transfer rate, the controller is guaranteed to work with all USB hosts that utilize either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connection. Combination of SuperSpeed and High Speed data paths frees designers from integration risks as well as significantly reduces engineering effort and silicon area, let alone the much better power economy compared to the implementation of separate solutions.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 controller provides all the power management enhancements defined by the standard. These include link power management for significant savings when idle, elimination of continuous device polling, as well as both device and individual function level suspend capabilities for power removal from parts or all of the device's circuitry.