USB transceiver conserves board space in handsets - Embedded.com

USB transceiver conserves board space in handsets

San Jose, Calif.—Cypress Semiconductor Corp. is packaging its MoBL-USB TX3LP18 high-speed USB 2.0 transceiver in a 20-pin WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) package that measures 2.2 mm x 1.8 mm.

The MoBL-USB TX3LP18 transceiver is compliant with the UTMI (USB 2.0 Transceiver Macrocell Interface) + Low-Pin Interface (ULPI) standard. Applications include mobile handsets, PDAs, PMPs, and GPS units.

The TX3LP18 delivers low power consumption with a 0.5-µA nominal sleep mode. According to Cypress, the TX3LP18 offers a footprint that is 20 percent smaller than competitive parts. In addition to its small size, the device integrates multiple passive components in order to further reduce board space usage and enable smaller end systems.

It removes the need for a dedicated 3.3V power supply with a wide input supply voltage range from 3.0 to 5.8V, and features an integrated Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) to supply USB clocking requirements without a dedicated crystal.

Availability: Sampling; production volumes are expected later this year.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp., 1-408-943 2600, www.cypress.com

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