NXP Semiconductors, a semiconductor company founded by Philips has released 1.8V UART family that supports the VLIO bus specification from Marvell as well as Intel and Motorola bus interfaces.
The stand-alone 1.8V UART family from NXP features small packaging currently available on the market. Running at 5Mbps and featuring a 128 byte FIFO, the four devices in the new NXP 1.8V UART family fully support advanced connectivity interfaces such as Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and are perfect for next-generation portable devices running on 1.8V processors.
According to Marvell, the NXP 1.8V UART provides a seamless connection to Marvellâ€s PXA3xx application processor family via the VLIO bus interface. With this high-speed, high-performance 1.8V UART family, NXP has delivered innovation to the interface market for applications requiring high speed options running on Marvell PXAxx platforms.
According to NXP Semiconductors, to meet the demands of emerging connectivity standards and next-generation portable devices running on 1.8V processors, NXP customers requested higher-performance, low-power UARTs. The NXP 1.8V UART family exceeds our customersâ€ connectivity and performance demands due to its 5Mbps data rate, 128 byte FIFO, and support of all major bus interfaces.
1.8V UART family is available from Avnet.