Automotive USB Protection

Maxim is the market leader in USB automotive-grade protectors with iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® fast-charge detection and USB host-charger detection for all USB devices.

Our 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. These fully integrated devices combine several automotive-specific benefits, including short-to-battery and short-to-ground protections, which are required in today's harsh automotive environment.

Maxim's automotive USB protectors are perfect for:

  • Radio, navigation units, hubs, and clusters
  • Module-to-module communication
  • iPhone/iPad and USB BC1.2/BC1.2 charging
  • Rapid charging for consumer devices
  • Automotive-grade protection for USB port
  • System-level cable characterization

Maxim also offers system-level modeling and simulation support to achieve the best performance for customer-specific applications.

Our automotive-grade USB products are only available to manufacturers of high-volume automotive products. If this describes your organization and you would like more information, please contact us.

View Maxim's standard USB products.

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