PHILIPS' range of advanced SC16C UARTs has been expanded with the release of the industry's smallest 4-channel devices.
Now available in the ultra-compact, high-performance HVQFN package, they measure just 36mm², delivering board savings of as much as 90% compared with the industry's current smallest package size of 144mm².
These quad UARTs are also available in compact 49mm² LQFP and LFBGA packages.
The new devices offer manufacturers a simple way to reduce overall board space and decrease design time for applications ranging from mobile phones to high-definition TV.
As part of our low power SC16CxxB range, the new devices combine high speeds with low-voltage operation to maximise data rates while minimising power consumption.
They offer deep FIFOs, an extended temperature range of -45°C to +85°C and typical sleep currents as low as 50µA.
Compatible with both Linux and Windows drivers, they are also pin and software compatible with industry-standard UARTs, simplifying design-in and speeding time-to-market.
* Quad-channel UARTs in leadless, Pb-free HVQFN package
* 2.5V, 3.3V and 5V operation
* Programmable baud rates up to 5Mbps
* Up to 64-bit receive and transmit FIFOs.
* Battery-powered and handheld devices
* Mobile phones
* PDA, tablet and laptop computers
* Base stations
* Industrial control
* Medical systems.