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VIA Vectro VT6212 - 4-port USB 2.0 Host Controller

This product is available fully ROHS-compliant.

Building on the success of the widely adopted VIA Vectro VT6202, the VIA Vectro VT6212 is a 4-port PCI Host Controller, offering enhanced performance and simultaneous connectivity to multiple devices. Certified by the USB Implementers Forum for Hi-Speed USB2.0 operation, the VIA Vectro VT6212 ensures seamless plug-and-play connectivity to new generation USB2.0-enabled peripheral devices.  
Product Snapshot
» Enhanced Performance over the VT6202
» 4 USB2.0 downstream ports
» Supports up to 480Mbps data transfer rates
» Simultaneous Multiple Connectivity

Benefits of VIA Vectro VT6212

Multi-functionality
The four downstream ports and full legacy support enables the running of multiple high-speed peripherals simultaneously.

Hi-Speed USB2.0 Performance
Certified by the USB Implementers Forum for Hi-Speed USB2.0 operation, the VIA Vectro VT6212 is one of the top performers in the industry, delivering superior performance, especially in data access and read/write speeds.

Simplicity
A cost-effective single chip peripheral connection interface for USB2.0-enabled PC peripherals as well as the new generation of higher bandwidth devices such as digital cameras and MP3 players.

Energy-Efficiency
Advanced power management features exert control over I/O power consumption, ensuring the benefits of the VIA Vectro VT6212 even in low power applications.

Flexibility
Available as an add-in card or a chipset installed directly onto the mainboard provides the most flexible approach to system builders and OEMs to add USB2.0 to their product line-up.


Description

Compliant with USB Specification Revision 2.0, the VIA Vectro VT6212 USB2.0 Host Controller delivers consistently high data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps to each of the four downstream USB2.0 ports, supporting multiple connectivity with USB2.0-enabled peripheral devices.

Incorporating two Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) cores for full signaling and one Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) core for high-speed signaling, the VIA Vectro VT6212 is a multi-functional PCI device that utilizes the exceptional bandwidth of USB2.0 to support a wide range of high-speed peripherals, including high resolution video, webcams, digital cameras, next-generation scanners and printers and high-density storage devices.

The VIA Vectro VT6212 root hub consists of four downstream facing ports with integrated physical layer transceiver and legacy support, enabling the simultaneous operation of multiple peripheral devices. The VIA Vectro VT6212 is fully backward compatible with the USB1.1 specification, ensuring seamless connectivity of legacy USB devices.

Based on VIA's low power architecture and advanced process technology that uses a 0.22 micron CMOS process, the VIA Vectro VT6212 features enhanced power management of I/O power consumption, making it suitable for mobile systems where battery life is critical, and in power sensitive applications.

Supporting the 32-bit PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification, the VIA Vectro VT6212 is available as a 4-port PCI USB2.0 add-in card or as a discrete USB2.0 host controller for installation on the mainboard, offering OEMs and system integrators flexibility in designing cost-effective solutions to satisfy the peripheral interface requirements of desktops, mobile systems and other host platforms.

The VIA Vectro VT6212 is available in a 128-Pin PQFP package, supporting firmware application.

Support for the VIA Vectro VT6212 is built into Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 2000. Win98SE and WinME drivers are also suitable for the VIA Vectro VT6212.


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Key Features

Sound Quality
» Compliant with Universal Series Bus (USB) Specification Revision 2.0
» Compliant with Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1.0
» Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1.1
» PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controller cores for full/low speed signaling and one EHCI Host Controller core for high speed signaling
» Root hub comprises 4 downstream facing ports with integrated physical layer transceivers shared by UHCI and EHCI Host Controllers
» Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1
» Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
» 4 DMA engines with pipelined control for USB data transfer bandwidth improvement
» Dynamic clock stop control for power consumption reduction
» 2.5V power supply with 5V tolerant inputs
» Serial EEPROM support for Boot Register Update
» Manufactured using 0.22 micron, low power CMOS process
» 128-pin PQFP package available


Resources

VIA Vectro VT6212 press release
VIA Vectro VT6212 image kit (hi-res) / VIA Vectro VT6212 image kit (low-res)

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