Programmable dual USB 2.0 host/slave SoC lowers design component count
March 03, 2010 // Julien Happich
Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) launched Vinculum VNC2, a user programmable dual USB 2.0 Host/Slave intelligent SoC controller delivered with a royalty free software development environment.
VNC2 includes a new, customised 16bit MCU core, 256kB on chip programmable e-Flash program memory and 16kB of SRAM data memory. The IO communication capability has been enhanced to include 2 SPI slave controllers, 1 SPI master controller, 1 high speed UART interface (up to 3M baud ) plus a flexible 8 channel PWM block allowing precise 16-bit control of motors, servos and other analog application areas.
In addition to these enhancements, VNC2’s 1-pin debugger interface, which functions independently of the MCU core, provides a simple yet sophisticated debugging / device programming interface. All these features come at a substantially lower cost than it predecessor VNC1.
VNC2 launches in 3 different pin-count sizes, 32LD, 48LD and 64LD supporting up to 44 user defined IO pins. Each pin-count size is available in LQFP or the more compact QFN package option, 6 variants in total. The 48LD LQFP version, offers a “close-fit” equivalent pin-out to the current VNC1L allowing easy system upgrades to the new VNC2, often with just a simple BOM change.
Operating from a single +3.3 VDC supply, the VNC2 has a low standby current of typically 128microA and also has 3 low power modes.
The Vinculum VNC2 suits a broad range of USB consumer and industrial related applications including camera, mobile accessories, data loggers, toys, keyboards, game controller interfacing, POS applications and USB to USB bridges. Engineering samples of VNC2 are now available with mass production expected from May 2010.
The IDE developed in-house, includes a compiler, linker and debugger to fully use the increased memory and multitude of communication protocols handled by VNC2. The software developed toolkit is based on the ‘C’ language and provides a comprehensive suite of object files to provide support for USB host functionality including USB Flash Drive (B.O.M.S.) storage, HID, USB COMMs class and FAT File functionality.
Visit Future Technology Devices International (FTDI) at www.ftdichip.comAll news
Google Glass refocuses on enterprises, circumvents privacy issues
July 31, 2015
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google Glass has been relooked to and redesigned with a bigger display and a faster ...
IoT wireless sensors and the problem of short battery life
High speed DAC for wide bandwidth signal generation
IBM's Watson to help CVS manage patient health data
3D printing as seen by the engineering community
Green mobility, automation drive power electronics market
July 30, 2015
High growth rates for the years ahead are what consulting company Roland Berger of Germany predicts for the market of power ...
Sol-gel capacitor dielectric achieves record energy storage
Filament bulb replacements: The GaN-on-Silicon LED solution arrives
Saltwater-powered lamp lights up areas with no electricity
- Dual Phase Buck Controller Drives High Density 1.2V/60A Supply with Submilliohm DCR Sensing
- Test environment for the positioning elements of wearable devices
- Automotive Circuit Protection using Littelfuse Automotive TVS Diodes
- Top 5 Challenges for testing Today's Consumer Electronics
InterviewGlobalfoundries' CEO on why FD-SOI and why now
With its latest news Globalfoundries Inc. has not only confirmed itself as a supporter of the fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) approach to IC manufacturing but that it also thinks sufficiently ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Novelda is giving away two full XeThru Inspiration kits worth 1499 US Dollars each, for EETimes Europe's readers to experiment first hand with its XeThru technology.Based on the use of radio waves, rather than infrared, ultrasound or light, the company's X2M1000 Inspiration modules can detect presence just from the chest movement while breathing, and measure both the rate and... MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.