PL2303HX USB to Serial UART (SSOP-28) – SMD
PL-2303HX provides a convenient solution for connecting an RS232-like full-duplex asynchronous
serial device to any Universal Serial Bus (USB) capable host. PL-2303HX highly compatible drivers
could simulate the traditional COM port on most operating systems allowing the existing applications
based on COM port to easily migrate and be made USB ready.
By taking advantage of USB bulk transfer mode, large data buffers, and automatic flow control,
PL-2303HX is capable of achieving higher throughput compared to traditional UART (Universal
Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter) ports. When real RS232 signaling is not required, baud rate
higher than 115200 bps could be used for even higher performance. The flexible baud rate generator of
PL-2303HX could be programmed to generate any rate between 75 bps and 6M bps.
PL-2303HX is exclusively designed for mobile and embedded solutions in mind, providing a small
footprint that could easily fit in to any connectors and handheld devices. With very small power
consumption in either operating or suspend mode, PL-2303HX is perfect for bus powered operation
with plenty of power left for the attached devices. Flexible signal level requirement on the RS232-like
serial port side also allows PL-2303HX to connect directly to any 3.3V~1.8V range devices.