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USB 2.0 controller adds enhanced battery charging function

Posted: 24 May 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Renesas Electronics? USB 2.0? controller? battery charging?

Renesas Electronics recently announced the development the ?PD720115, a USB 2.0 hub controller chip that supports simultaneous USB communication and charging of portable devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs via a single USB connector.

In response to the continued demand for the USB 2.0 standard, Renesas decided to develop the?PD720115, using technology accumulated over many years of developing products with USB support. Renesas has long devoted considerable attention to the USB interface, offering a broad line-up of microcontroller (MCU) products equipped with USB functions. The?PD720115 is a USB hub controller suitable for a wide variety of systems requiring USB functionality, and is also ideal for extending the number of ports of a USB MCU.

A feature of the?PD720115 is its implementation of USB ports with battery charging functionality that supports the USB Battery Charging Specification, Revision 1.2 (USB BC 1.2). The chip aims to ease the development of products that support simultaneous data communication complying with the USB 2.0 standard and charging portable devices via a single USB connector, such as PCs, digital TVs, and charging adapters.

Samples of the?PD720115 USB 2.0 hub controller chip will start in June 2013. Mass production of the?PD720115 is scheduled to begin in September 2013 and is expected to reach a scale of 1,000,000 units per month in 2014.

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