LucidPort unveils new USB302 USB to SATA Bridge chip

Jul 22, 2010

A company called LucidPort has announced a new USB 3.0 to SATA bridge controller that claims to be the lowest power-consuming chip of its kind called the USB302. The chip supports USB Attached SCSI Protocol and claims to run 20 to 100% faster than USB 3.0 devices using legacy mass storage drivers.

The chip can be configured in many ways according to the marker and has lots of features. Those features include automatic fan control, automatic standby timer, write protection, one touch backup, safe power down, and Blu-ray drive support.

The chip needs only a single voltage (3.3V) and a single 30MHz clock source to operate. The controller features USB Stream Protocol support and uses a 6x6mm 48-pin QFN package.

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