VIA Labs Unleashes VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller

VL800 chip sm VIA Labs Unleashes VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller

VIA Labs has announced the new VL800, the world’s first USB 3.0 host controller that allows users to connect up to four USB 3.0 devices simultaneously.

VL800 chip sm VIA Labs Unleashes VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller
VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller

VIA Labs has announced the new VL800, the world’s first USB 3.0 host
controller that allows users to connect up to four USB 3.0 devices
simultaneously.

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Demo Board with USB 3.0 Host Controller

It is fully compatible with all USB 2.0/ 1.1 devices and supports USB
Battery Charging Specification for USB ports, allowing users to charge/
power a myriad of USB devices. Motherboards/ add-on cards featuring the
VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controllers are expected to debut in the later half
of 2010. Stay tuned for more updates!

“VIA Labs is currently the only company in the world to offer a USB 3.0
host controller with support for four downstream ports,” said David Hsu,
Associate Vice President, VIA Labs. “The VL800 is an easy and cost
effective way for motherboard manufacturers to bring additional USB 3.0
performance to their product lines, it means increased design
opportunities for system integrators, and of course it means consumers
can use more of their USB 3.0 devices at the same time.”

News via [VIA Labs]

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