Thursday, January 3rd 2013

VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub Controller Obtains USB-IF Certification

VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL811+ 4-port SuperSpeed USB Hub controllers has achieved SuperSpeed USB certification from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The VIA Labs VL811+ is among the first USB 3.0 hubs to achieve USB-IF certification.

"VIA Labs has been working with the USB-IF since the beginning and we've seen USB 3.0 grow from just a specification to being designed into computing platforms and peripherals that we hadn't even dreamed about," said Jay Tseng, Director, VIA Labs, Inc. "We're very pleased to offer the industry a certified SuperSpeed USB Hub and we look forward to new possibilities for innovation."

USB-IF certification of VIA Labs SuperSpeed USB Hub Controllers provides the assurance that devices based on these certified products will inter-operate with the billions of USB-enabled devices available on the market while delivering the speed, power efficiency, and power delivery specified by the USB 3.0 standard. In addition to the VIA Labs VL811+ Hub Controllers, VIA Labs currently offers a complete USB-IF Certified product line including USB 3.0 Hosts, USB 3.0 SATA Bridges, and USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers.

"The USB-IF is pleased that VIA Labs has achieved certification of its USB 3.0 hub controller," said Jeff Ravencraft, President & COO, USB-IF. "VIA Labs has worked closely with the USB-IF in our successful efforts to ensure compliant and interoperable SuperSpeed USB devices, their certified USB products have helped promote and further stress the importance of USB-IF certification programs."

VIA Labs VL811+USB 3.0 Hub Controller
The VIA Labs VL811+ 4-port USB 3.0 hub controller is the third-generation single-chip hub solution from VIA Labs offering many improvements over the previous generations including optimized low-power design, support for USB power management, and the addition of an integrated USB Charging Controller to the core hub logic. The VIA Labs VL811+ is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 specifications, and fully supports SuperSpeed (5Gbps), Hi-Speed (480Mbps), Full-Speed (12Mbps), and Low-Speed (1.5Mbps) traffic. VL811+ based hubs enjoy broad cross-platform support under a variety of host controllers and SoCs, and OS support in Windows, OSX, Linux, and others. VL811+ has also passed Windows Hardware Certification Kit testing for both Windows 8 and Windows RT.

VIA Labs VL811+ Availability
The VIA Labs VL811+ Hub controller is currently shipping.
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