High-speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors

February 02, 2012 // By Julien Happich
Maxim Integrated Products'MAX16919/MAX16969 high-speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors come with iPod/iPhone fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors’ fast-charge detection supports both high-speed USB (480Mbps) and full-speed USB (12Mbps) operation, which conveniently lets consumers recharge their USB devices while driving.

The chips combine several automotive-specific benefits, including short-to-battery and short-to-ground protections, which are required in today’s harsh automotive environment, making them suitable for automotive radio, navigation, connectivity, and USB hub applications. Maxim also offers system-level modeling and simulation support to achieve the best performance for customer-specific applications. The integrated host-charger detection circuitry and the adjustable current capability (3A) allow the USB peripheral devices to be charged quickly and efficiently. The devices are available in a 16-pin QSOP package and operate over the -40 to +105°C temperature range.

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