Hauppauge, N.Y.-based SMSC has unveiled its USB3500 UTMI+ stand-alone, host or on-the-go (OTG) transceiver that has passed the Hi-Speed USB compliance testing with the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). SMSC offers a broad family of Hi-Speed USB stand-alone physical layer transceivers (PHYs) covering the range of SIE/PHY interface standards.

The USB3500 provides a flexible, stand-alone, Hi-Speed PHY solution that supports the highest level of UTMI+ support (Level 3). Interoperability has been proven through extensive testing with the industry’s Hi-Speed OTG IP providers. Many consumer electronics designers are now turning to FPGA solutions because of the lower risk and quicker path to early production. With its flexible UTMI+ digital interface, the USB3500 is a suitable companion to an FPGA solution. Designers can now choose between the USB3500 with its more traditional UTMI+ interface and the USB3300 with its lower pin count ULPI interface.

In addition, the USB3500 was recently selected by the USB-IF to be the reference PHY in the new Hi-Speed OTG compliance test platform, introduced at the USB-IF Compliance Workshop in Tokyo, Japan on April 3-7, 2005.

“Adding the USB3500 to SMSC’s line of Hi-Speed USB PHYs further supports our position in providing the industry’s broadest line of USB2.0 solutions,” said Steve Nelson, vice president of marketing, Connectivity Solutions at SMSC.

The USB3500 is available in an 8 mm x 8 mm x 0.9 mm 56-pin QFN package. Qualification samples and production quantities of the SMSC USB3500 are available, according to SMSC. Pricing is $2.15 per unit (U.S. list price) in 10K quantities.