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February 8, 2012 - Available in 16-pin QSOP, Models MAX16919/MAX16969 feature iPodŽ/iPhoneŽ fast-charge detection, which supports Hi-Speed USB at 480 Mbps and full-speed USB at 12 Mbps, enabling users to recharge USB devices while driving. Units also provide integrated host-charger detection circuitry and adjustable current capability of 3 A. With short-to-battery and short-to-ground protections, ICs are suited for automotive radio, navigation, connectivity, and USB hub applications.

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Maxim Integrated Products
120 San Gabriel Dr.
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
USA



Maxim's Hi-Speed USB Protectors Deliver Automotive-Grade Protection for Mobile Connectivity


Maxim Integrated Products provides robust ESD protection with its fully integrated USB 2.0 protectors to safely and quickly connect drivers to mobile devices.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX16919/MAX16969, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 automotive-grade protectors with iPodŽ/iPhoneŽ fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB gadgets. The protectors' fast-charge detection supports both Hi-Speed USB (480Mbps) and full-speed USB (12Mbps) operation, which conveniently lets consumers recharge their USB devices while driving. Additionally, the MAX16919/MAX16969 are the only fully integrated automotive-grade USB protectors; they combine several automotive-specific benefits, including short-to-battery and short-to-ground protections, which are required in today's harsh automotive environment. These devices are ideal for automotive radio, navigation, connectivity, and USB hub applications.

Maxim also offers system-level modeling and simulation support to achieve the best performance for customer-specific applications. The integrated host-charger detection circuitry and the adjustable current capability (3A) allow the USB peripheral devices to be charged quickly and efficiently. The industry's lowest on-resistance BUS switch minimizes line drop, ensuring USB compliance.

"Maxim is the industry leader for automotive-grade USB protection," said Kent Robinett, Managing Director at Maxim Integrated Products. "As the newest members of the company's automotive USB protection devices, the MAX16919/MAX16969 reflect the industry's advances in mobile integration within the automotive environment," Robinett added.

These new protection ICs complement the company's MAX16942E/MAX16943E/MAX16944E, the previously released automotive-grade USB protectors for automotive radio, navigation, connectivity, and USB hub applications.

The devices are available in a 16-pin QSOP package and operate over the -40 degrees C to +105 degrees C temperature range.

About Maxim Integrated Products

Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal 2011. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

Apple, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.


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