Microchip enables multiple, direct USB Type-C connections through integrated 2:1 multiplexers which support the reversible connection feature of the USB Type-C connector. In addition, the devices can expand beyond seven ports through PortSplitting, which allows embedded applications to only use the interface needed for their internal USB connection. Each device also has built-in Billboard support for notifying users when an unsupported device has been connected in a USB Power Delivery application. In addition, the USB58xx and USB59xx families are supported by Microchip's USBCheck, a free engineering service for reviewing schematics and layout designs.
"With the introduction of these two product families, Microchip continues to be a leader in the USB hubs and computing markets," said Mitch Obolsky, vice president of Microchip's USB and Networking Group. "There are no devices currently on the market that can compete with the features and functionality of these SmartHub ICs. We are confident these two families will meet the needs of our customers developing products with USB-C connections."
The product families support a range of solutions based on the application requirements for USB Type-C interfaces. The USB59xx family supports direct upstream interface of USB Type-C, while the USB58xx provides support for legacy, non-USB Type-C interfaces. Both families support legacy battery charging including BC1.2, Apple® devices and many non-standard devices available in the market today.
For more information on the USB58xx and USB59xx families of devices, visit www.Microchip.com/usb58xx-usb59xx
Pricing and Availability
The USB58xx and USB59xx families are available for sampling and volume production now. The USB58xx family features four devices in 100-pin QFN packages, starting at $4.50 in 10,000 unit quantities. The USB59xx family features three devices also in 100-pin QFN packages, starting at $4.75 in 10,000 unit quantities. Both families are available in industrial and automotive grades.
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip's authorized distribution partners.
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