Silicon Laboratories reveals single-chip USB to UART bridge.
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Silicon Laboratories Inc (Nasdaq: SLAB) has revealed what has been described as the industry's smallest and most integrated single-chip USB to UART bridge.
According to the company, the CP2102 simplifies the upgrade from RS232 to USB by providing a complete solution with royalty-free drivers that eliminate the need for additional software. The CP2102 reportedly features on-board EEPROM, a voltage regulator, a USB transceiver and an integrated internal oscillator and it also includes a complete USB 2.0 full-speed function controller, bridge control logic and a UART interface with transmit/receive buffers and modem handshake signals in a 5x5mm package.
Silicon Laboratories has said that the CP2102 is packaged in a 5x5mm 28-pin MLP that is pin compatible with the CP2101 and pricing begins at USD2.42 in quantities of 10,000.
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