Meeting requirements of space-constrained applications such as mobile phones, PDAs, PC peripherals and other portable consumer devices, Philips introduced a series of 16C Universal Asynchronous Receiver/ Transmitters (UARTs) in compact HVQFN packaging.
These UARTs provide design engineers with up to 70% PCB space savings when compared to UART devices in conventional packages. Also, the single- and dual-channel UARTs feature high speed, low voltage, low power use and high data rates ” critical requirements for design engineers striving to increase functionality of portable consumer devices while working with limited design space and power constraints.
Philips' SC16CxxB UARTs operate at low power – 2.5V, 3.3V or 5V. Space savings are possible due to the unique design of the HVQFN package which decreases the footprint to near chip-scale size by removing the perimeter leads.
The devices also feature high performance data rates of up to 5Mbps, allowing throughput of data going to channel to be faster. As a result, handset makerswill have the capability of adding new features to consumer products such as advanced camera functions, MP3 player capabilities and color LCD.
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