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Philips Semiconductors expands USB 2.0 semiconductor line with two new products.

Worldwide Computer Products News-10 May 2001-Philips Semiconductors expands USB 2.0 semiconductor line with two new products (C)1995-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Philips Semiconductors, a division of the Dutch company Royal Philips Electronics, has unveiled what it claims to be the industry's first end-to-end USB 2.0 semiconductor family.

Philips' USB 2.0 portfolio contains products supporting USB 2.0, a connection standard used on PCs, printers, data storage systems and other devices to allow data transfers at up to 480Mb/s - 40 times faster than the previous USB 1.1 standard. The portfolio, which until now has included an interface device and a peripheral transceiver, has now been expanded with two new products: the ISP1561 USB 2.0 Host Controller and the ISP1521 USB 2.0 Hub Controller.

The ISP1561 is designed to provide a single-chip system for integrating USB 2.0 host controller functions. Primary applications include PC motherboards, host PCI add-on cards and embedded systems such as digital set-top boxes and Internet appliances. The ISP1521 again is a single-chip device with integrated transceivers that can be used in monitors, laptop docking stations, PC motherboards and stand-alone hubs.

The ISP1561 USB 2.0 Host Controller is sampling now while the ISP1521 USB 2.0 Hub Controller is set to sample in 4Q'2001. Volume production is expected to begin in 4Q'2001 and 1Q'2002, respectively. Pricing was not disclosed.

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