Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – June 16, 2015–KeyASIC Berhad, announces its USB2.0 OTG Physical Layer (typically known USB2.0 OTG PHY) with in-house developed USB2.0 OTG (On-The-Go) controller IP has been certified by USB-IF since May/2015 (TID: 110000014). There are only a total of 21 certified High Speed OTG IP building blocks in the USB-IF Integrators List including those developed by companies for internal use only.


In addition to above USB-IF certification, Key ASIC’sUSB2.0 Device Physical Layer with in-house developed USB2.0 Device controller IP test chip has also been certified by USB-IF since October/2014 (TID: 70000019). It is one of total of 46 High Speed IP building blocks in the USB-IF Integrators List.


Both KeyASIC’s USB2.0 OTG and Device Physical Layer IP are silicon proven on Silterra 0.13-micron logic process, featuring low power consumption and are architected to quickly and easily integrate into any SoCs, as well as to connect seamlessly to Key ASIC’s in-house USB2 controller. KeyASIC’s USB 2.0 OTG and Device Physical Layerand controller IP provide a cost-effective, low-power solution for demanding applications. They offer SoC integrators the advance capabilities and support that exceed the requirements of high-performance designs and implementations.


KeyASIC's USB2.0 OTG and Device Physical Layer IP test chips are now available and the IP has been used in real SoC in silicon.


USB2.0 is the most popular high speed interface that is currently used today. More than 25% of the electronic products have USB. The next wave of rapid growth post PC and smart phone era is in the Internet of Things (IOT) products where the IOT devices are connected to the Cloud. Most of these devices have wireless connectivity to the IP network and are mobile with chargeable battery. USB or micro USB interface is the de facto mean of charging these IOT mobile devices.

“We are currently leading the market with a SoC with Wi-Fi development platform for IOT products and there are a few products that are currently selling in the market. Our USB2.0 IP blocks are an addition to this powerful and comprehensive IOT platform.” said Rosa Lee, the Product Marketing Manager. “We have one of the industry's most robust ultra-low power management systems to dynamically manage the power consumption of, not just the SoC, but the entire system,” she added.


The IOT products are generally mobile and ultra-power.  The computing requirement on the IOT devices are generally not demanding since most of the computing are executed in the Cloud. As such, 0.13u process technology is the most popular choice for IOT products at this moment.






About Key ASIC

Key ASIC is a leading supplier of high-performance, low-power ASIC design and manufacturing services business for consumer, wireless and personal electronic applications. The team has strong design expertise in advanced 28nm, 40nm and 65nm process technologies. In addition, Key ASIC also provides design and manufacturing services in mainstream 28nm, 40nm, 65nm, 90nm, 130nm and 180nm technologies.Key ASIC has offices in Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.