Both EJ198 and EJ188 have four USB 3.0 ports and reserve backward compatibility with USB 2.0
IC design and product company Etron Technology is launching a new four-port USB 3.0 Host Controller IC EJ198; a new optimised cost-performance four-port USB 3.0 Host Controller IC EJ188, and a new top performance dual-channel USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller IC eV268.
With the Etron’s new products, customers are provided with a total offering of using both Etron’s host and device ICs to enjoy the data transfer experiences.
Etron’s EJ198 USB 3.0 Host Controller IC conforms to PCIe Gen2 and USB 3.0 standards to support an I/O serial bus interface with a high data transfer rate. With the two Lanes of the PCIe Gen2 inputs, Etron’s EJ198 USB 3.0 doubles its transfer rate upto 10Gb per second to the USB 3.0 ports under a full duplex transmission.
EJ188 USB 3.0 Host Controller IC is also a PCIe Gen2 to USB 3.0 host controller, with only one Lane PCIe Gen2 in comparison to EJ198, but its transfer rate can also reach up to 5Gbps signaling rate, as defined in the USB 3.0 standard.
In terms of hardware specifications, both EJ198 and EJ188 have four USB 3.0 ports and reserve backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and both are housed in 88-pin QFN packages with an individual external size of 10 by 10 mm2.
The eV268 USB 3.0 Flash Drive Controller IC sports a dual-channel flash memory interface and it has 60 bit ECC function, which supports Error Check and Correction capability on all SLC/MLC/TLC NAND Flash memories made of 3x nm, 2x nm, and 1x nm advanced CMOS technologies from different flash memory manufacturers.
This eV268 product line has two products. The first one is labeled as eV268H, which features supporting 8CE (Channel Enable) and has achieved optimal values between fast data transfer rate and cost effectiveness and the second product is labeled as eV268K, which shows very high performance with using various synchronous or toggle-mode MLC flash memories.