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Low-power USB-to-UART bridge controller lowers dev costs

6/12/2012 05:00 PM EDT
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TheBelia
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re: Low-power USB-to-UART bridge controller lowers dev costs
TheBelia   7/11/2012 7:07:45 PM
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Silabs with their CP21XX offer more functionality, no external crystal need and some of the chips have 4 GPIOs - the price is about the half :) The only disadvantage might be the QFN package vs TSOP that is more suitable for prototyping.

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VNP   6/16/2012 8:40:28 AM
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It is about ubiquitous of USB interface. If you need to use UART interface, just for debugging, the USB-UART bridge will help you. And there is not any crystal. I dreamed about this solution a few month ago.

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jg_   6/12/2012 10:12:20 PM
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Wow, this part reads like a blast from the past. It is expensive, has very small buffers, and a limited Baud choice. Pretty much everyone else has moved on to Fractional Baud rate generation, and higher baud rates.

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