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Alcor Micro Begins Mass Production of USB2.0 Hub Controller chips-AU6256

Alcor announces the release of their next generation of high-speed USB2.0 4-Port hub controller-AU6256 and begins mass production in Q2 2008. As part of Alcor's commitment to the PC/USB industry for competitive and improved feature solutions, Alcor introduces the AU6256 USB Hub chip which also offers overall cost savings by reducing the requirements of the overall BOM. OEM manufacturers will appreciate the minimized/reduced number of support components needed on the PCB which also allows smaller circuit board requirements. The AU6256 USB2.0 Hub integrates the external 3.3 vdc LDO/VR as part of the internal functionality of the chip, and the updated hub solution continues Alcor's reputation for high reliability, stability and compatibility as it passes the complete USB-IF compliance tests for USB 2.0 high speed hubs.

The AU6256 hub controller is designed to provide high-speed data transfers with very low power consumption, as well as meet USB standard definitions for power management of the down stream ports. The AU6256 has 2 different configurations available, which allows either Gang-power or Individual-power modes for Port power management. These 2 versions of the Alcor AU6256 allow OEM manufacturers to select their customers' appropriate overcurrent protection requirements by selecting which version they want. The versatile AU6256 USB 2.0 hub controller is suitable for a wide range of product applications, including stand-alone USB Hub (self powered or Bus powered) as well as embedded into other products: PC monitor, PC mother board, Printers, Scanners, consumer devices and customized embedded systems etc. Alcor is committed to delivering green products with improved energy saving circuits and environmental/eco friendly packaging. The AU6256 is not only RoHS compliant, but also Halogen free.

Alcor's USB Hub product line starting with the AU9254 USB 1.1 Hub chip to the newest addition, the AU6256 USB 2.0 chip, has one of the verified highest compatibility with PC, consumer & game HW/SW applications. Alcor was one of the early development suppliers of USB Hub chips to the market starting back in 1998, Alcor's USB hub controller chips are well known within the industry, all over the world. Contact Alcor Micro directly for additional information, support or sales.

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