MunichSeiko Epson Corp. has begun shipping samples of a high-speed USB hub controller for automotive applications.
Dubbed S2R72A04, its latest chip boasts an operating temperature range from -40°C to 105°C. The S2R72A04 is automotive-quality grade and does not require any special software. The number of USB ports can quickly and easily be expanded simply by connecting the controller to a USB port on a main IC chip.
The S2R72A04 has a low-power designlow-voltage operation is as follows: LVDD is 1.8 V (internal) and HVDD is 3.3 V (USB). The device is currently undergoing testing for qualification as an AEC-Q100 device. It is available in a 9 mm x 9 mm, 48-pin QFP.
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