28 Apr '12, 5pm

VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller features low power low cost

The VL812 USB 3.0 hub controller from Via Labs, Inc., incorporates a new low-power design featuring an industry-first integrated 5V DC-DC switching regulator. The new hub offers a single-chip solution that achieves both high power efficiency and greater system integration for reduced BOM. It is targeted for mobile apps and Ultrabooks in particular. In typical configurations, the VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller consumes less than 0.5w under load, making it one of the market's low-power leaders. The low operational power consumption of the new hub allows users to attach an external 2.5" USB 3.0 hard drive, USB 2.0 Flash drive, and a USB Mouse simultaneously without the need for an AC adapter, when connected to a regular USB 3.0 port. The VL812 supports the higher transfer rates of the USB 3.0 specification, while remaining fully backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1...

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