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Hackinblack
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Post Number: 44
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Posted on Monday, 27 November, 2006 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

just found this news that sounds like a real dream of a chip,wonder who will be the first to use it?
Interface chip provides complete USB connectivity
By Graham Prophet, EDN Europe -- EDN, 11/23/2006

FTDI (Future Technology Devices International) has extended its series of USB-interface chips with the introduction of the Vinculum family of embedded USB-host controllers. FTDI has designed the ICs to be usable by designers who have no specialist knowledge of the USB standard; the devices handle the USB-host-interface and data-transfer functions and also incorporate an 8/32-bit microcontroller core with embedded flash memory, which enables them to encapsulate the USB-device classes.

You can use the chips to provide a USB-host capability in products that previously lacked the necessary hardware resources. When interfacing to mass-storage devices, such as USB flash drives, Vinculum uses a command set to transparently handle the file-allocation-table structure, communicating through UART, SPI, or parallel-FIFO interfaces. The embedded firmware is complete, and you need not license any further USB software stacks.

The initial product member of the family is the VNC1L device, which features two USB 2.0 ports that firmware can individually configure as host or slave ports. Onboard features include dual DMA controllers for hardware acceleration, 64 kbytes of embedded flash memory for program storage, a 4-kbyte data SRAM, PS2 legacy keyboard and mouse interfaces, and as many as 28 general-purpose-I/O pins. It uses 25 mA from a 3.3V supply, with a 2-mA standby mode, and comes in a 64-pin LQFP outline. The VNC1L's firmware resides in flash memory, and users can upgrade it in the field. The device costs $5 (10,000). FTDI Chief Executive Officer Fred Dart expects users of the chip to add USB-flash-drive connectivity to a wide range of consumer and industrial products.

but,theres more good news:-
http://www.ftdichip.com/Documents/DataSheets/DLP/dlp-vlogflyer.pdf

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John_becker
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006 - 02:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I think I highlighted this chip in News recently

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Mike_b
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006 - 12:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

It is good to read about these developments, but these packages are very hard to connect to. It would be so nice if they could offer a 'header' board as well.

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Epithumia
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006 - 01:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Would this do?

http://www.vinculum.com/prd_vdip1.html
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Mike_b
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

WOw - nice - I was looking around for this!

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Obiwan
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Posted on Tuesday, 28 November, 2006 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

There's also chip to DIP adapters like Schmart Boards and a couple others if you want just the chip. Might be a bit less expensive.
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