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UART device targets consumer, industrial apps

Posted: 18 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:UART device? consumer products? battery-operated devices?

Exar Corp. recently launched next-generation high performance (up to 16Mbit/s) and low voltage (1.62V) quad-channel device familythe XR16M554/564/654 seriesto its broad UART line.

The product family targets a wide variety of battery-operated portable consumer products as well as industrial applications, including point-of-sale, servers, industrial automation, public parking systems and ticketing machines.

Exar's next-generation quad UART device family comes in three FIFO levels16byte, 32byte and 64byte. It is aimed at helping designers of advanced low-voltage and low-power boards differentiate their OEM products.

Consisting of six different devices, the XR16MXX4 series includes the XR16M554/554D, XR16M564/564D and XR16M654/654D. All the devices share a common set of features, including four independent UART channels, selectable TX and RX trigger levels and data rates up to 16Mbit/s. In addition, the XR16M564/564D and XR16M654/654D have automatic sleep mode, automatic hardware flow control, automatic software flow control, a wireless IR encoder/decoder and a fractional baud rate generator. The series supports both the Intel Corp. and Motorola bus interfaces.

- Ismini Scouras
eeProductCenter





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