USB to SATA bridge chip from Oxford
By Rodrigo Chia
on February 16, 2005 - 11:39 PM
Oxford Semiconductor released a USB to SATA bridge chip that promises to simplify implementation of external hard drives and optical drives for PCs and Macs. The OXU921S chip is a 128-pin device with integrated SATA PHY, USB 2.0 PHY and ARM7 TDMI processor. The firmware allows compatibility with standard operating system drivers. The USB 2.0 link and PHY support full and high speed modes as well as backward compatibility with USB 1.1. Data transmission speed reaches 480 Mb/s and disk interface data rate is 150 MB/s.
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