Renesas Electronics releases USB-IF certified USB 3.0 hub controller

December 18, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Renesas Electronics’ latest Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) hub controller has passed USB 3.0 compliance and certification testing by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).

The uPD720210 claims to be one of the world’s first USB 3.0 hub controllers to achieve this recognition, following the world’s first USB 3.0 host controller certification obtained by Renesas in 2009.

The ‘Certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)’ certification from the USB-IF offers manufacturers and consumers the assurance that the device will function in accordance with the specification and will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices that exist in the market today. Renesas has continued its effort to create USB certified devices, including the world's first certified USB 3.0 xHCI (eXtensive Host Controller Interface) controller (uPD720200), its three descendants, and a USB 3.0 SATA bridge (uPD720230). Renesas Electronics now offers six USB-IF-certified USB 3.0 products.

Availability

Samples of Renesas Electronics' USB-IF-certified uPD720210 hub controller are available now.

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