VIA presenteert nieuwe IDE -> USB 2.0 bridge [Engels]

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VIA presenteert de VIA Vectro VT6204 USB 2.0 naar IDE bridge, een oplossing waarmee farikanten bijvoorbeeld een externe harde schijf of optische drive kunnen bouwen.

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VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge. Configured for consumer and mobile devices, the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge offers a solution to extend storage capabilities, enabling seamless connectivity for IDE peripheral devices such as external hard disk drives and optical media drives.

Increasing demand for storage capacity, efficient communication between devices and fast data transmission is directing OEMs to manufacture mass storage devices supporting the latest communication and connectivity standards, and the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge addresses this specific need.

The VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge features low power architecture and advanced process technology, ensuring connectivity in critical low power conditions, while delivering real time transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps for a range of IDE interfaces such as HDD, CD-RW, DVD-RW, CDROM, DVD ROM and any other IDE-based networking or communication devices. The VIA Vectro VT6204 is the ideal one-chip solution to bridge communication between external devices and PCs and gives OEMs the flexibility to develop “go anywhere” USB2.0-enabled portable IDE storage devices.

“VIA continues to drive mainstream adoption of USB2.0 as a natural evolution in PC communications technology with the VIA Vectro family of USB2.0 chipset solutions,” commented Richard Brown, Associate Vice-President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “Featuring advanced low-power configuration and high interoperability, the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge provides the most favourable and cost-effective solution for OEMs to add flexible IDE solutions to their product line-up”.

About the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE Bridge

The low power architecture and advanced process technology of the VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge optimizes the solution for low operating and standby power consumption. Compliant with USB Specification Revision 2.0 and ATA/ATAPI Specification Revision 6.0, the VIA Vectro VT6204 is highly interoperable with all kinds of IDE devices such as HDD, CD-RW, DVD-RW, CDROM, DVD ROM and any other IDE-based networking or communication devices. An integrated fully compliant USB2.0 Transceiver Macrocell Interface (UTMI) supports 480 Mbps high speed and 12 Mbps full speed communication and allows for dynamic attach and re-attach to the USB bus to allow hot-swap of drives. The External Serial (EERPOM) Interface enables memory retention and supports serial number, vendor number, product ID and miscellaneous storage.
The VIA Vectro VT6204 USB2.0 to IDE bridge is available as an add-in PCI card or an onboard chip, providing flexibility to OEMs. Further information may be found at the VIA website at:
http://www.via.com.tw/en/Communications/vt6204.jsp

Bron: VIA

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