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4-Port and 2-Port USB 3.0 Host Controllers Broaden Choices

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Two new SuperSpeed USB Host controllers have achieved SuperSpeed USB certification by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The certification of Via Labs VL800 4-port and the VL801 2-port SuperSpeed USB host controllers provides the assurance that these products will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices available on the market while delivering the speed, power efficiency and power delivery specified by the USB 3.0 standard. In addition to the VL800 and VL801 Host Controllers, Via Labs currently offers USB 3.0 SATA Bridge and USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers, which have also achieved the USB-IF certification.

The Via VL800 and VL801 are single chip USB 3.0 Host controllers, which enable a PCI Express equipped platform to interface with USB SuperSpeed (5 Gbit/s), High-Speed (480 Mbit/s), Full-Speed (12 Mbit/s) and Low-Speed (1.5 Mbit/s) devices. The VL800 root hub consists of four downstream facing ports, enabling the simultaneous operation of multiple peripheral devices. The VL801 has two downstream ports, and is pin-to-pin compatible. The Via Labs VL800 and VL801 USB 3.0 Host controllers are currently shipping.

VIA Labs, Taipei, Taiwan. +886-2-2218 8924. [www.via-labs.com.tw].