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Newest Fujitsu USB 3.0-SATA Bridge IC Earns USB-IF Compliance Certification

Fast, Compact MB86C31 Series Now Included on the Integrators List for SuperSpeed USB Peripheral Silicon

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Company Limited

Shanghai, August 26, 2010

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd. today announced that the latest series of the Fujitsu USB 3.0-SATA bridge IC, MB86C31, has passed USB-IF compliance testing conducted by the USB Implementers Forum and is now certified as compliant with the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed standard.

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Figure1. MB86C31

The Fujitsu MB86C31 USB 3.0-SATA bridge IC builds on the functionality of the MB86C30 series released last year. Key new features include support for the state-of-the-art UAS (USB attached SCSI) protocol, Native Command Queuing (NCQ) functionality, and hot-plugging of ATA devices. Other enhancements include improved USB PHY connectivity and lower power consumption as well as support for PWM and plural SPI devices. The MB86C31 is available in two small packages – a 64-pin LQFP (7mm x 7mm) and a 48-pin QFN (6mm x 6mm) – for greater flexibility.

With its enhanced features, available high-speed encryption hardware and data-transfer rates up to 5Gbps, the MB86C31 USB 3.0-SATA bridge IC series is a robust solution to enable secure, reliable, and super-fast connectivity between host PCs and external SATA storage devices such as HDDs, SSDs, and Blu-ray drives.

"SuperSpeed USB offers compelling advancements to the popular USB technology, and we’re excited to witness the growing momentum behind SuperSpeed USB technology," stated Jeff Ravencraft, president and chairman, USB-IF. "The hard work of manufacturers bringing certified SuperSpeed USB products to market is a clear indication of strong industry support for SuperSpeed USB."

"Over the past several months, we have improved our USB 3.0-SATA bridge IC series, increasing the data-transfer rates and reducing the footprint. Today we welcome the IC’s formal certification by the USB Implementers Forum,” said Yoshi Masuda, senior manager of marketing, Fujitsu Semiconductor America. "We are experiencing design wins for the device across the industry, and view the SuperSpeed USB specification as ideal for external drives and consumer mass storage systems."

The MB86C31 follows in the successful footsteps of its predecessor, the MB86C30A USB 3.0-SATA bridge. Released last July (http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/news/pr/fmal_20090727.html), the MB86C30A passed USB-IF compliance in December 2009 (http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/news/pr/fmal_20100203.html).

To complement the specification and enable measurement of compliance in real products, the USB-IF has instituted a compliance program that provides reasonable measures of acceptability. Products that demonstrate this level of acceptability are added to the Integrators List and have the right to license the USB-IF logo. To learn more about the USB Implementers Forum visit http://www.usb.org/developers/ssusb.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.

Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established in August 2003 as Fujitsu’s semiconductor business representative in China. Headquartered in Shanghai, it has branch offices in Beijing, Shenzhen and Dalian to provide sales and service support to customers throughout China.
Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. offers an extensive range of products from microcontroller, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), application-specific standard product (ASSP), system-on-chip (SoC) to system memory, that can be supplied as product or complete solution. With technology resource centres and ASIC design support centres strategically located in Hong Kong , Shanghai, Taiwan and Chengdu, as well as Heavy investments in design and engineering capabilities and application support resources, complemented by a regional network of design partners, suppliers and distributors, Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. can readily delivers innovative and value-added solutions and varied range of products to its target markets in China.
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Press Release ID: 2010-08-26
Date: 26 August, 2010
City: Shanghai
Company: Fujitsu Semiconductor (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

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