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VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub Controller Obtains USB-IF Certification
2013 Jan
Among the world's first USB 3.0 hubs to achieve USB 3.0 Certification


Taipei, Taiwan, 3 January, 2013 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL811+ 4-port SuperSpeed USB Hub controllers has achieved SuperSpeed USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The VIA Labs VL811+ is among the first USB 3.0 hubs to achieve USB-IF certification.
"VIA Labs has been working with the USB-IF since the beginning and we've seen USB 3.0 grow from just a specification to being designed into computing platforms and peripherals that we hadn't even dreamed about," said Jay Tseng, Director, VIA Labs, Inc. "We're very pleased to offer the industry a certified SuperSpeed USB Hub and we look forward to new possibilities for innovation."

USB-IF certification of VIA Labs SuperSpeed USB Hub Controllers provides the assurance that devices based on these certified products will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices available on the market while delivering the speed, power efficiency, and power delivery specified by the USB 3.0 standard. In addition to the VIA Labs VL811+ Hub Controllers, VIA Labs currently offers a complete USB-IF Certified product line including USB 3.0 Hosts, USB 3.0 SATA Bridges, and USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers.

"The USB-IF is pleased that VIA Labs has achieved certification of its USB 3.0 hub controller," said Jeff Ravencraft, President & COO, USB-IF. "VIA Labs has worked closely with the USB-IF in our successful efforts to ensure compliant and interoperable SuperSpeed USB devices, their certified USB products have helped promote and further stress the importance of USB-IF certification programs."


VIA Labs VL811+USB 3.0 Hub Controller

The VIA Labs VL811+ 4-port USB 3.0 hub controller is the third-generation single-chip hub solution from VIA Labs offering many improvements over the previous generations including optimized low-power design, support for USB power management, and the addition of an integrated USB Charging Controller to the core hub logic. The VIA Labs VL811+ is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 specifications, and fully supports SuperSpeed (5Gbps), Hi-Speed (480Mbps), Full-Speed (12Mbps), and Low-Speed (1.5Mbps) traffic. VL811+ based hubs enjoy broad cross-platform support under a variety of host controllers and SoCs, and OS support in Windows, OSX, Linux, and others. VL811+ has also passed Windows Hardware Certification Kit testing for both Windows 8 and Windows RT.


VIA Labs VL811+ Availability

The VIA Labs VL811+ Hub controller is currently shipping. For information on pricing, please contact your local VIA Labs sales representative or send an email to: sales@via-labs.com
For more information about the VIA Labs VL811+ or to purchase an evaluation board, please visit: http://shop.via-labs.com/VLI-shop-VL811P.html

For Images of VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub controller, please visit: http://www.viagallery.com/
Products/via-vl811-plus-usb-30-hub-controller.aspx


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


About the USB-IF

The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality, compatible USB devices through its logo and compliance program recognized around the globe and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting the USB-IF website at .www.usb.org

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