LONDON ó Texas Instruments has introduced to the market a USB 3.0 transceiver
capable of 5-Gbits-per-second data transmission rates.
TI (Dallas, Texas) claims its transceiver, partnumbered TUSB1310, is the
first SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) transceiver to become available and has a
receiver sensitivity that is twice as good as that required by the USB 3.0
specification. The receiver sensitivity is less than 50-mV differential
peak-to-peak for detecting weak signals.
"The TUSB1310 is capable of completing data transfers of a 27 Gigabit Blu-ray
disc in less than 90 seconds, versus nearly 15 minutes with USB 2.0," said Steve
Anderson, senior vice president over TI's High-Performance Analog business unit.
The TUSB1310's PIPE3 and ULPI interfaces enable USB 3.0 functionality when
used in conjunction with the integrated application processor digital cores. The
USB 3.0 physical layer transceiver operates from a single crystal or external
reference clock with selectable frequencies from 20-, 25-, 30- and 40-MHz.
The TUSB1310 supports many applications, including surveillance cameras,
multimedia handsets, smartphones, digital still cameras, portable media players,
personal navigation devices, audio docks, video IP phones, wireless IP phones
and software defined radios. TI also offers the SN65LVPE502, a dual-channel USB
3.0 redriver/equalizer; the TPD2EUSB30, a two-channel ESD solution for
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface; and the TPS25xx series of USB power switches.
The TUSB1310 is packaged in a 175BGA and pricing starts at $6.00 in
1,000-unit quantities; the TPD2EUSB30 is packaged in a SOT (DRT) and pricing
starts at $0.15 in 1,000-unit quantities; and the SN65LVPE502 is packaged in a
QFN and pricing starts at $4.25 in 1,000-unit quantities.
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