The Universal Serial Bus (USB) has truly become universal over the past two decades and can now be found in a myriad of systems ranging from compact mobile phones to full-size Sport/Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Although best known as the technology that enables peripherals to connect to personal computers, USB functionality has expanded to enable power delivery of up to 100W of power to both hosts and devices, offer data rates to 10 Gbps and create on-board connections in embedded systems via the USB Hi-Speed Interchip Communication (HSIC). With its proven protocol and a wide variety of class drivers, USB plays a key role in communications, human-interface devices, video streaming, printing, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT) and many other applications.
If your design requires a USB solution, our comprehensive portfolio of stand-alone products includes hubs, USB Type-C® Power Delivery (PD) controllers, bridges with Ethernet and media card support, switches and transceivers, graphics controllers and port power controllers. We also offer a variety of microcontrollers (MCUs) and Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with integrated USB to help you create more engaging and easy-to-use products. Use the links below to help you discover the right USB solution for your next project.
Use these versatile and cost-effective USB-IF compliant USB port expansion solutions for a variety of applications ranging from Hi-Speed USB to 10 Mbps SuperSpeed USB.
Add support for USB 3.1 data transfers and up to 100W of power for faster battery charging times in portable devices.
Implement an ultra-fast interface or security between a USB host controller and popular storage media or communications interfaces.
Enable a single port of connectivity and USB charging in mobile devices or add a USB transceiver to your design.
Connect desktop and mobile PCs to multiple displays to enable high-speed streaming of high-definition video content and sharing of content.
Enable battery charging using both newer and legacy portable device protocols in a single application.
Discover how our automotive-qualified USB solutions will improve the user experience in your automotive design.
Choose from our scalable integrated USB solutions to add USB capability to your design.
Download and use our free MPLAB Connect Configurator to configure and program our latest USB hubs and Ethernet and PCIe® products. Grouped into three categories—Basic Features, Advanced Features and Special Features—these programming options enable you to manage a variety of features to customize your design.