To minimize software overhead, the MAX14566E USB charger identification switch supports the USB battery charging specification, Revision 1.1 as well as the CCSA YD/T 1591-2006 standard for the Chinese market. It automatically identifies the type of portable device connected using its charger identification circuit. Requiring no external software, the device allows a host USB port to support USB Battery Charging Specification, Revision 1.1-compliant devices with shorted D+/D- detection, as well as Apple devices by using a resistor bias. Other features include a high-performance, high-speed USB switch with a 4-pF on-capacitance and a 4? on resistance. Available in an eight-pin, 2 mm x 2 mm, TDFN package, prices start at $1.55 each/1,000. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.