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Update: Plugable USB 3.0 PCI-e card upgraded to Renesas µPD720202 Host Controller

Our popular 2 port USB 3.PCI-e add-in card has been updated with the new Renesas µPD720202 Super Speed Host Controller chipset from Renesas. The µPD720202 is fully compliant with USB 3.0 and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) 1.0 specifications and PCIe Gen2 system bus specifications.

Other improvements include:

  • Reduced power consumption in low-power mode to 4.5 mW, a reduction of 90 percent from our existing µPD720200 based product
  • Improvements to the data transfer processing circuit provide an increase in the effective data write speed of more than 40 percent over the µPD720200
  • The µPD720202 features reduced power consumption so supplemental power via a SATA to molex connector is not needed
  • Firmware download function eliminates the need for external serial flash ROM

Drivers for the new Plugable PCI Express to SuperSpeed USB 3.0 2-Port Expansion Card with the µPD720202 are different than for the µPD720200 based card. All Plugable PCI-e USB 3.0 cards purchase after 10/16/2012 have the new µPD720202 chipset and will require the new drivers. Both the previous and current versions are available at our Renesas driver page:
Plugable PCI-e USB 3.0 drivers

Any questions? We’d be happy to help. Post below, visit the support page for the product, or email support@plugable.com anytime.

Where to Buy

NEC/Renesas USB 3.0 Host Controller Drivers

Windows 8

No drivers are needed, support is already built into the operating system. Just plug in and reboot.

Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and R2 (32 and 64-bit)

new renesas
Plugable PCI-e cards purchased 10/16/2012 and after are µPD720202 based and require the 3.0.23.0 driver package. These units will be presented in device manager with the VID/PID pictured here:Download and install (Installer version 3.0.23.0; Build date:  September 28, 2012; Release Notes)


old renesas
Plugable PCI-e cards purchased before 10/16/2012 are µPD720200 based and require the 2.1.39.0 driver package. These units will be presented in device manager with the VID/PID pictured below:Download and install (Installer version 2.1.39.0; Build date: September 28, 2012; Release Notes)

Manual

Mac

Not Supported

Linux

Driver code is in drivers/usb/host/xhci*.

  • Kernel driver code was first provided in kernel 2.6.31.
  • Kernel driver stable in kernel 3.0 and later

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