A SmartHub IC is a USB hub that integrates system-level functions typically associated with a separate microcontroller (MCU) or processor. It provides an extra port to handle host communication outside of USB. This enables the host to interact
with peripheral components under the USB umbrella without the need for special bridge ICs. The downstream port used with the external bridge IC can now be made available for other USB functionality. We offer USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 SmartHub ICs that feature
I/O bridging and FlexConnect port swapping and switching technologies to deliver expanded functionality, provide a more robust data interface and reduce BOM cost for applications such as:
*USB2512B-M2/USB2513B-M2/USB2514B-M2, and USB2422 are standard hubs without SmartHub IC features.