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Bridge IC range for usb connectivity in embedded designs

Silicon Laboratories has announced its latest bridge chip series, designed to provide a cost effective, small footprint solution for usb and human interface device (HID-USB) connectivity.

According to the company, the CP21xx range offers a turnkey solution for upgrading serial interfaces to usb or adding usb and HID- usb to applications such as personal medical devices, cellular and cordless phones, and industrial control systems.

The range has been optimised so that designers can add usb to microcontroller based applications without the cost and complexity of developing sophisticated usb software. The company claims it requires no usb expertise to deploy, enabling developers to focus their time and resources on their end applications.

The range features four usb to serial bridge chip solutions, including the 'industry's first' HID- usb bridge solutions:
• USB to UART bridge (CP2104)
• USB to dual UART bridge (CP2105)
• HID-USB to UART bridge (CP2110)
• HID-USB to SMBus and I2C bridge (CP2112)

Silicon Laboratories

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