SOURCE: Elan Digital Systems Ltd.

November 15, 2010 13:17 ET

Elan Digital Releases Smallest Bridge Chips for Tablet Smartphones & Cellphones

FAREHAM, UK--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - Elan Digital Systems announces the immediate availability of its two new bridge chips designed to support latest Tablet Smartphones and other mobile system designs -- the USBHC869 and the VUB300.

The USBHC869, which measures only .16x.16 inches (4mm x 4mm), is the world's smallest System Bus to USB Host controller bridge providing an additional USB 1.1 host controller for virtually any high performance low power system via the system bus.

The other new chip, the VUB300, is a USB2.0 to SD / SDIO Host Bridge chip. This unique device provides a single SD+SDIO host port from a USB host port. The combination of VUB300 chip and Elan drivers allows the device to appear in the system as an SD/SDIO host controller. A very important benefit for system designers is that SDIO client devices do NOT need new USB drivers.

Example applications for the USBHC869 device include multi-radio GSM/ 3G support, as well as Bluetooth and multi- function peripheral devices/modules. The device boasts a tiny footprint of .16x .16 x .037 inches (4 x 4 x 0.9mm) 36 pin LGA package, as well as 4 uA standby and 20mA active, 3.3, 2.8 or 1.3v I/O, programmable PLL for flexible xtal or external clock frequency, integrated USB transceivers, 16 bit uP bus interface, and also DDK support for Linux and Windows and other OS are available.

Typical applications for the VUB300 include adding SDIO based WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS and Multi-function devices to virtually any system via a standard USB host port. It comes in a 6 x 6mm QFN package and supports any SD/SDIO specification compliant devices.

Both devices have just become available and further information and downloadable datasheets are available on the Elan Digital Systems website:

About Elan:
Elan Digital is a privately owned company which has gained unique experience over its 34 year history and uses the latest design & manufacturing technology which makes them one of the leading PC and PDA interface design companies globally. In recent years Elan Digital has expanded its design expertise to include SD/SDIO, USB and Express Card technologies as well as focusing its design efforts on unique products for the fast-growing mobile datacomms market. Elan Digital has ISO9001 (2000) approval.

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