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USB peripheral controller with SPI interface

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MAXIM Integrated Products, represented by Arrow Electronics Australia Pty Ltd , has introduced the MAX3420E 12Mbps USB peripheral controller with a SPI interface.

This device integrates all the necessary digital logic and analogue circuitry to implement a full-speed USB peripheral compliant to the USB specification 2.0. The MAX3420E makes it easy to add USB to any microprocessor.

Functions integrated within the MAX3420 include a ±15kV ESD-protected USB transceiver, an USB serial interface engine (SIE), endpoint buffer memory, an SPI slave interface, and a 1.5kgΩ D+ pullup resistor.

The integrated USB transceiver features a programmable USB connect and disconnect, while the SIE handles low-level USB protocol details such as automatic NAK until ready, bit stuffing, CRC generation/checking and bus retries.

The MAX3420E operates by using a register set accessed by the SPI interface, which operates up to 26MHz.

Any SPI master (microprocessor, ASIC, DSP, etc.) can add USB functionality using the simple 3- or 4-wire interface.

A programmable interrupt output can be used to reduce or eliminate microprocessor polling.

Integrated logic-level translators allow the SPI interface to operate at a system voltage between 1.71V and 3.6V.

Additionally, four general-purpose inputs and outputs allow any microprocessor that uses I/O pins to implement the SPI interface to reclaim those pins and gain additional ones.

The MAX3420E operates over the extended temperature range (-40°C to +85°C).

This device is available in 7mm x 7mm, 32-pin TQFP and 4mm x 4mm, 24-pin TQFN* packages.

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