Silicon Labs has introduced the CP2102N series of bridge controllers. These USB-to-UART bridge controllers provide a simple solution for updating RS-232 designs to USB using minimum components and PCB space. The controllers include a USB 2.0 full-speed function controller, USB transceiver, oscillator and universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART). No other external USB components are required for development.
The controllers come in package sizes from 3mm x 3mm. The devices can transfer data at rates up to 3Mbaud. They are suitable to be used in PoS terminals, USB dongles, gaming controllers, medical equipment and data loggers.