September 13, 2010 -- Renesas Electronics Corp. today announced that its latest Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) host controller (µPD720200A) and USB 3.0 intellectual property (IP) core (NBU3DEVG1) have passed USB 3.0 compliance and certification testing by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
The Certified SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) certification from the USB-IF offers manufacturers and consumers the assurance that it will function in accordance with the specification and will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices that exist in the market today. Including its world's first certified xHCI USB 3.0 host controller (µPD720200), Renesas Electronics now offers three USB-IF-certified USB 3.0 products.
Renesas Electronics' newly USB-IF-certified µPD720200A USB 3.0 xHCI host controller supports fast data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps, while achieving low power consumption of 50mW with no peripheral connection to the ports, reduced by 85% from the company's existing µPD720200 USB 3.0 xHCI host controller. Renesas Electronics' two USB 3.0 host controllers, the µPD720200 and the µPD720200A are the only certified USB 3.0 xHCI host controllers commercially available as of September 13, 2010.
Renesas Electronics also received USB-IF certification of its USB 3.0 device controller core, the NBU3DEVG1, listed as the USB 3.0 IP building block. The newly certified IP core is fully interoperable with the company's USB 3.0 xHCI host controllers and is also backward compatible with previous versions of the USB standard.
Samples of Renesas Electronics' USB-IF-certified µPD720200A xHCI host controller and device controller IP core, the NBU3DEVG1, are currently available.
Go to the Renesas Electronics Corp. website to find additional information.