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‘First 1-chip USB OTG controller’ boasts Embedded Linux

Aug 28, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 7 views

Irvine, CA — (press release excerpt) — TransDimension Inc. and Intrinsyc Software Inc. today announced that they successfully demonstrated the TransDimension USB On-The-Go (OTG) host/peripheral controller, the OTG243, with Intrinsyc's CerfPDA development platform at the USB 2.0 Developer's Conference.

This platform was showcased at the USB 2.0 Developer's Conference in a public demonstration of the world's first single chip USB OTG controller developed by TransDimension. TransDimension will use Intrinsyc's CerfPDA platform as a demonstration and development tool for potential customers requiring OTG functionality. The combination of these technologies showcases OTG functionality running with the Intel StrongARM SA1110 on a small form factor platform typical of mobile devices.

TransDimension has developed USB OTG drivers and stacks for the OTG243 controller as well as a development board that plugs directly into the expansion bus of the Intrinsyc CerfPDA. These technologies are available immediately as a development kit from TransDimension with support for both Microsoft Windows CE and Linux operating systems.

TransDimension supports a long list of operating systems and microprocessors that demonstrate the capabilities of the OTG243 USB OTG host/peripheral controller, thus enabling customers to easily and quickly add USB OTG, host and peripheral connectivity to their end-products, such as digital still cameras, PDAs, smart phones and other mobile products.

The solution will be available through TransDimension sales by August 2002 at a price of $499 for the evaluation module, associated USB software and documentation. Details about the kit are here.

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