SuperSpeed USB Devices

Enabling SuperSpeed USB and Beyond

Pressroom

VIA Labs Announces Third Generation Low-Power USB 3.0 Hub Controller, the VIA Labs VL812
2012 Apr
VIA Labs to showcase VL812 USB 3.0 Hub at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 Beijing

Taipei, Taiwan, 11 April, 2012 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated circuit controllers, today announced its 3rd generation USB 3.0 hub controller, the VIA Labs VL812. The VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller utilizes a new low-power design and features an industry-first integrated 5V DC-DC switching regulator, offering a single-chip solution that achieves both high power efficiency and greater system integration for further reduced BOM.

In typical configurations, the VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller consumes less than 0.5w under load, making it one of the market's low-power leaders. The low operational power consumption of the new VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub allows users to attach an external 2.5" USB 3.0 hard drive, USB 2.0 Flash drive, and a USB Mouse simultaneously without the need for an AC adapter, when connected to a regular USB 3.0 port.

"The VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 hub is a perfect expansion companion for the growing Ultrabook market, which have a sleek form factor but few external ports," said Terrance Shih, Product Manager, VIA Labs, Inc. "It provides Ultrabook users with a wide range of USB connectivity options for peripheral devices without necessitating the need for an additional power adapter for the hub."

"We are excited to partner with VIA Labs and integrate the VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller into our next generation of USB 3.0 Hubs," said Steven Lu, Vice President of Actionstar. "The high level of integration and low-power design enables Actionstar to create exciting new, highly portable companion products for the growing Ultrabook market."

VIA Labs will be demonstrating the VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 hub as well as their latest USB 3.0 solutions at this years IDF 2012 Beijing, running from April 11-12. For more information about IDF 2012 Beijing please visit:http://www.intel.com/idf/beijing/index.htm


About VIA Labs, Inc.

The VIA Labs VL812 is a 4-port USB 3.0 hub controller that supports the higher transfer rates of the USB 3.0 specification, while remaining fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 hosts, hubs, and devices. In addition to rapid transfers, the VIA Labs VL812 integrates battery charging controller logic, enabling Dedicated Charging Port (DCP) and Charging Downstream Port (CDP) functionality as described in the USB Battery Charging 1.2 specification, in addition to supporting the YD/T 1591-2009 specification and other vendor-specific modes.

Employing an advanced CMOS process, VL812's integrated in-house USB PHY features adaptive equalization, offering improved signal integrity over a variety of topologies and channel conditions, making VL812 well suited not only for stand-alone hubs, but also USB Docking, integrated motherboard, and compound device applications.

For more information about the VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller, please visit:http://www.via-labs.com/en/products/vl812/index.jsp

Availability

The VL812 USB 3.0 Hub Controller is now shipping. For pricing and availability, please contact your local VIA Labs sales representative or send an email to: sales@via-labs.com.tw

For images related to the VIA Labs VL812 USB 3.0 hub controller, please visit: http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157629356829708&Page=1


About VIA Labs, Inc.

VIA Labs, Inc is the foremost supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers that are driving adoption of the new SuperSpeed USB specification. A wholly owned subsidiary of x86 processor platform provider, VIA Technologies, Inc., VIA Labs leverages its experience in high-speed serial link interfaces, in-house PHY design, and complete system integration to offer customers industry leading technology along with guaranteed high quality and implementation support. www.via-labs.com


VIA Labs PR Contact

International:
 
Richard Brown
Phone:
 
(886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Fax:
 
(886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw


Note to reporters, editors and writers: VIA is written in ALL CAPS.
The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owner