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Genesys Logic USB 3.0 Hub Controller - GL3520 is Certified by Microsoft Windows 8 Hardware Certification Kit (WHCK2.0) Date:2012/07/20

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 20, 2012—Genesys Logic, Inc., a leading IC design company in mixed-signal high-speed I/O technologies, today announced its high performance USB 3.0 hub controller, GL3520, has achieved Microsoft Windows 8 Hardware Certification for successfully meeting the performance, quality, and feature criteria of Windows 8 based systems. With WHCK certification, GL3520 solidifies its status as the best of breed among USB 3.0 hub controllers on the market and is well-suited for the performance-intensive and power-efficient markets, such as high-performance PC peripherals.


    With the rapid growth and constant change on the features and capabilities of computing applications, the incessant strong demands for speed and performance require the I/O controllers to be more powerful and yet more energy efficient. Toward that goal, Genesys Logic has developed proprietary technologies that enable the GL3520 USB 3.0 hub controller to achieve the industry-leading 0.9W power consumption with four downstream ports connected to SuperSpeed devices. Some of the noteworthy features of GL3520 include built-in 5V to 3.3V regulators, native fast charging, compliance with Battery Charging Sepc. v1.2 and support of Smart CDP. In addition, GL3520 incorporates patented Smart Power Management that can dynamically switch the mode of downstream ports to ensure the quality of flow. Its firmware is upgradable and configurable based on customers’ needs for features such as charging support and port number setting.  GL3520 supports both individual and gang mode.  It is available both in QFN 88-pin and QFN 64-pin package.


    “USB 3.0 certainly has the lead in future growth potential with its user friendliness and complete backward compatibility,” said Linus Wang, Chief Sales Officer at Genesys. “With Windows 8 native driver support, USB 3.0 market is expected to begin a speedy expansion. As one of the few USB 3.0 hub controller providers, Genesys devotes its efforts to increasing its USB 3.0 market penetration by cooperation with tier 1 OEM/ODM. With WHCK2.0 certified, GL3520 helps advance USB 3.0 applications into the market quickly while minimizing risk and speeding time-to-market.” he added.


   GL3520 was released in Q3, 2011, and started shipping at the end of 2011. It is aimed at PCs, monitors, docking stations, retails, digital TVs, and home entertainments. The total shipment of GL3520 is expected to double in 2012 through the market momentum driven by Intel and AMD’s native USB 3.0 host platforms.


    “Genesys’ expertise in high speed I/O design, more than 10 years of experience in USB product delivery, and over 700 million total hub shipments are all key factors contributing to the success of GL3520 USB 3.0 hub controller,” said Miller Lin, Vice President at Genesys. “Featuring the best performance/cost on the market with unparalleled energy efficiency, GL3520 is able to satisfy a variety of applications with assured quality.” he added.


     Errata: GL3520 indicates GL3520-10 (GL3520 revision 10) in the press.


About Genesys Logic

    Founded in 1997, Genesys Logic Inc. (TWO:6104) develops system controller ICs and interface controller ICs for high-speed I/O applications, such as USB 2.0, USB 3.0, IEEE 1394, PCI Express, Serial ATA up to 6.0GBs and others. Its major products are scanner controllers, USB HUB, USB storage controllers.


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