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Hi-Speed USB Protectors Deliver Automotive-Grade Protection for Mobile Connectivity

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 11:05am
USB protectorsMaxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX16919/MAX16969 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports both Hi-Speed USB (480Mbps) and full-speed USB (12Mbps) operation, which lets consumers recharge their USB devices while driving. Additionally, the MAX16919/MAX16969 are said to be the only fully integrated automotive-grade USB protectors; they combine several automotive-specific features, including short-to-battery and short-to-ground protections, which are required in today’s harsh automotive environment. These devices are appropriate for automotive radio, navigation, connectivity, and USB hub applications. The company also offers system-level modeling and simulation support to achieve the best performance for customer-specific applications. The integrated host-charger detection circuitry and the adjustable current capability (3A) allow the USB peripheral devices to be charged quickly and efficiently. The industry’s lowest on-resistance BUS switch minimizes line drop, ensuring USB compliance, according to the company.

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