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Philips UARTs eye space-constrained apps

Posted: 13 Sep 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:royal philips electronics? universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter? uart? sc16cxxb?

Royal Philips Electronics expanded its family of 16C Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitters (UARTs) with the release of four new devices in compact lead-free HVQFN packaging.

Meeting the requirements of space-constrained applications such as mobile phones, PDAs, PC peripherals and new generation consumer devices, the SC16CxxB single- and dual-channel UARTs are suitable for advanced portable and electronic systems requiring high speed, low voltage, low power use and high data rates.

"Recognizing the need for state-of-the-art solutions for new and evolving applications, Philips continues to invest in interface products to meet the various requirements of our customers," shared Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre, GM for Philips' interface products business line. "With our portfolio of SC16CxxB UARTs in HVQFN packages, we are specifically meeting customer demands for smaller size, lower power and higher performance solutions, while also providing products that contribute to a greener environment."

The SC16CxxB UARTs in HVQFN provide up to 70 percent PCB space savings compared to conventional packages and operate at low power2.5V, 3.3V or 5V. These space savings are possible due to the design of the HVQFN package which decreases the footprint to near chip-scale size by removing the perimeter leads. The products also feature high performance data rates of up to 5Mbps, allowing throughput of data going to channel to be faster.

Additional features of the SC16CxxBUARTs include up to 64 byte Fifo per channel, an IrDA encoder for short-range wireless communication, a high speed data rate that fully meets wireless standards such as Bluetooth, an extended temperature range of - 45C to 85C, and a typical sleep current of 50?A for power-constrained applications. To allow for easy design-in, the new devices are also pin-to-pin and software compatible with industry standard 16C UARTs.

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