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Small 4-channel UARTs in HVQFN package

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article image Combines high speeds with low-voltage operation.

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.

Features include:

* 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.

Applications include:

* Battery-powered and handheld devices

* Mobile phones

* PDA, tablet and laptop computers

* Base stations

* Industrial control

* Medical systems.

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