USB PHY Supports Intel XScale CPU In Portable Applications
Standard Microsystems' USB3280 UTMI standalone transceiver has been optimized for Intel's last XScale processors. The 6- by 6-mm, 36-pin quad-flat no-lead package suits cell phones and PDAs where space and power are at a premium. The physical layer has USB-IF Hi-Speed USB certification. The chip costs $2.00 each in 10,000-unit lots.
Prototyping Boards Speed FPGA Development
Hardi Electronics' ASIC Prototyping System (HAPS) gained two new motherboards based on the Xilinx Vertex-4 FPGAs. The HAPS-31 and HAPS-32 contain one and two FPGAs, respectively, making them ideal for smaller projects. Multiple boards can be snapped together for larger projects. They have multiple, configurable voltage regions and built-in self-test that checks all functions. Prices start at $8900.
Chip Packs UART, RS-232 Transceiver
Exar's XR19L2xx high-performance UARTs incorporate an RS-232 transceiver in a single chip. The interface fully complies with EIA/TIA-232-F standards. The chip requires a 3- to 5.5-V power supply. The RS-232 driver outputs and receiver inputs can operate in harsh electrical environments of ±15 V and survive ±15-kV electrostatic discharge on the RS-232 lines. Available in a 32-pin quad-flat no-lead package, pricing starts at $2.80.