VIA VL701 Low-Powered USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Controller

VIA VL701 Low-Powered USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Controller

VIA VL701 Low-Powered USB 3.0 to SATA Bridge Controller

VIA Labs announced the new VL701 low-powered USB 3.0 SATA bridge controller featuring an industry-first fully-integrated 5V switching regulator which earns USB-IF Bus Powered Certification. The VL701 is a highly integrated single chip solution that allows users to connect any SATA hard disk drive (HDD), solid state drive (SSD), or optical disc drive (ODD) to their PC via USB 3.0. Utilizing USB 3.0 interface, it supports data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps.

Key Features

  • Super-Speed USB (5Gb/s) and High-Speed USB (480Mb/s)
    • Compliant to Universal Serial Bus 3.0 Specification Revision 1.0, and USB Specification revision 2.0
    • Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport (BOT)
    • USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) for streaming
    • Integrated in-house Super-Speed PHY and USB2.0 PHY
  • Serial ATA 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s
    • Compliant to Serial ATA Specification Revision 2.6
    • Integrated in-house SATA 3Gb/s PHY
    • Support 48-bit LBA
  • Built-in Voltage Regulators
  • Software support for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, ME, Mac OSX and various Linux kernels
  • Physical
    • LQFP 64L green package (7x7x1.4 mm)
    • QFN 48L green package (6x6x0.85 mm)
  • GPIOs for Special Function Usage

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