USB switch touts the highest bandwidth and level of ESD protection

South Portland, Maine&#8212Fairchild Semiconductor's FSUSB30, a 2-port USB 2.0 switch, touts the industry's highest bandwidth (>720 MHz), low on-capacitance (6 pF) and the highest available ESD protection (8 kV) in a UMLP package measuring just 1.4-by-1.8-by-0.55 mm.

“Fairchild's ultra-compact, high-bandwidth switch allows designers to save critically limited board space while enabling applications to quickly multiplex between two high-speed (480 Mbps) data sources,” said Patty Miske, switch marketing manager for the Analog Products Group. “The latest cell phones, for instance, are smaller and thinner and yet offer increased functionality such as built-in cameras and MP3 players. A cell phone using the FSUSB30 can download photos, video clips or MP3 tracks from another source faster than a cell phone using a non-optimized USB switch. Additionally, by offering high ESD protection and low on-capacitance, the FSUSB30 is able to limit noise and other interference in the application while maintaining signal strength.”

Click here for the product datasheet. The FSUSB30, also available in MicroPak, DQFN, and MSOP packages, is priced at $1.10 each in 1k pieces. Availability is 8 weeks ARO. This lead (Pb)-free device meets or exceeds the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and is compliant with European Union regulations now in effect.

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