EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 26, 2007— Underscoring its venerable reputation in high-quality connectivity solutions, NXP Semiconductors, the independent company founded by Philips, today announced availability of its new generation UTMI+ Low-Pin Interface (ULPI) Hi-Speed USB transceivers, developed specifically for mobile phone designs. With the smallest transceiver in the family measuring in at 2.2 x 2.25 x 0.6 mm, in a 0.4 mm ball pitch, NXP's transceiver solutions are the smallest in the market and address the specific needs of today's ultra-slim handset designs and other sleek portable devices. In addition, as the actual USB usage in mobile phones is low compared to overall talk and standby time, NXP's transceivers avoid battery drain by consuming only 0.5 (mu)A in power-down mode.
"As data-intensive applications proliferate among wireless
subscribers, the mobile phone market will continue to be one of the
central drivers of increased USB integration," said In-Stat analyst
Brian O'Rourke. "Handset vendors will seek new, more efficient ways of
including USB in their next handset, and chip vendors, like NXP, are
working to align closely with their needs."
"NXP has closely collaborated with major mobile phone vendors, to
address their concerns when designing USB capability into the newest
lines of chic mobile handsets and to ensure end users receive reliable
USB connection during the transfer of data, music and video," said
Paul Marino, vice president and general manager of business line
connectivity, NXP Semiconductors. "Our new generation of transceivers
provides handset OEMs with choices for the features that matter most
to them, such as small footprint, ultra low power, ULPI SDR and DDR
modes, USB OTG, support for different system frequencies and
transparent UART modes, among others."
NXP's family of new generation ULPI Hi-Speed USB transceivers
contains four members - ISP1504x1, ISP1508, ISP1702 and ISP1703, all
of which are fully compliant with industry specifications, including
ULPI Rev. 1.1, USB On-The-Go (OTG) Rev. 1.2 and USB Rev. 2.0. Catering
to the special needs of mobile phones, all transceivers support a
mobile phone's wider range of input supply voltage of 3.0 V to 4.5 V.
A new power-down mode conserves battery with an ultra low-power
consumption of less than 0.5 uA when the USB transceiver is not in
This initial range of second-generation ULPI transceivers have
host, peripheral and OTG functions. ISP1508, ISP1702 and ISP1703
address lower system voltage levels with their V(CC(I/O)) of 1.4 V to
1.95 V, and some can be pin-selected to be in single data rate (SDR)
or double data rate (DDR) interface operation. Additionally, all three
parts can support USB charger detection, and external charge pump for
The ULPI transceiver interface, upon which NXP's second-generation
ULPI Hi-Speed USB transceivers are based, was developed by an industry
consortium to allow chips and systems designers to connect a Hi-Speed
USB transceiver to USB core logic embedded in application-specific
integrated circuits (ASICs) and systems-on-chip (SoCs). By using the
ULPI standard interface instead of proprietary interfaces, ASIC and
SoC designers can reduce design time, simplify testing and ensure
interoperability with USB transceivers.
NXP's ISP504x1, ISP1508 and ISP1702 devices are sampling now, with
the first two products in mass production in March and April
respectively. For further information regarding the availability of
ISP1703, please contact NXP. Pricing for each device is as follows:
$1.30 (U.S.) for ISP1504x1, $1.20 (U.S.) for ISP1702, and $1.10 (U.S.)
for ISP1508 and ISP1703, all in high-volume quantities. For more
information please visit
NXP is a top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips more than
50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000
employees working in 26 countries across the world. NXP creates
semiconductors, system solutions and software that deliver better
sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs,
set-top boxes, identification applications, cars and a wide range of
other electronic devices. News from NXP is located at www.nxp.com.
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