Rugged USB 3.1 Hub Squeezes Into Space-Constrained Environments

Techaya unveils what it calls the industry’s first rugged USB 3.1 hub and charging platform for connectivity and communication between multiple USB devices in weight and space-constrained fixed-wing/rotor aircraft, soldier carry and harsh commercial  environments. Measuring 82.2 mm x 64.1 mm x 26 mm and weighing less than 140g, the small form factor MILTECH 303 USB hub has six USB 3.1 ports, a dedicated IO port, and an optional single gigabit Ethernet port. In addition to offering USB connectivity, MILTECH 303 can power and charge USB devices using a wide voltage range of 12 to 28 Vdc and up to 2A downstream power per port. It supports multiple popular battery charging profiles including DCP, CDP, SDP and custom profiles via SMBus or OT. An optional internal Ethernet interface allows the USB host machine to communicate with upstream devices over a standard wired and wireless Ethernet network which extends the flexibility of the hub and attached USB devices.


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