Valens Semiconductor Launches First-to-Market High-Performance Single-Chip for Extension of USB3.2 Targeting Videoconferencing, Industrial and Medical Applications
November 1, 2023
Valens Semiconductor’s VS6320 chipset is designed to seamlessly and efficiently extend USB3.2 Gen1 peripherals Engineering samples to select customers shipping in fourth quarter 2023
HOD HASHARON, Israel, November 1, 2023 – Valens Semiconductor (NYSE: VLN), a premier provider of high-performance connectivity solutions for the audio-video and automotive markets, today announced the launch of the VS6320 chipset, a USB3.2 Gen1 extension solution. Valens Semiconductor’s VS6320 provides a high-performance and efficient long-distance single-chip extension solution that addresses a critical need in the global videoconferencing, information technology (IT), industrial and medical markets. As planned, Valens will start shipping engineering samples to select customers in the fourth quarter of 2023, advancing the company’s long-term vision to transform digital experiences worldwide with its extensive product portfolio.
USB3.2 has emerged as the go-to interface for devices used in videoconferencing and IT and is increasingly being used in industrial and medical applications. Customers deploying the highly integrated chipset in their products will benefit from a resilient, long-distance, reduced power consumption, smaller size, and lower-cost solution supporting all USB3.2 Gen1 data transfer types.
“The increasing demand for higher bandwidth for USB peripherals in videoconferencing, IT, industrial and medical applications is driving fast adoption of the USB3.2 standard globally across verticals,” said Gabi Shriki, SVP, Head of Audio-Video at Valens Semiconductor. “Valens Semiconductor’s VS6320 is addressing a significant market need, by extending USB3.2 peripherals efficiently, at much lower cost and power, compared with alternatives. Several Valens Semiconductor customers are already engaged in embedding the VS6320 into their products, and we expect to start ramping revenues during the second half of 2024. I believe Valens Semiconductor is well positioned to capture a substantial share over the coming years also in this new untapped market of high-performance USB extension.”
“Legrand | AV’s global brands work together to leverage emerging technologies like the new VS6320 platform for long-reach USB 3.0 solutions,” said Timothy Troast, VP – Technology & Product Strategy at Legrand | AV. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to add value to this platform for the Audio-Video and IT communities through our C2G and Vaddio portfolios by providing reliable extension of USB 3.2 connections in hybrid classrooms and meeting rooms of all sizes.”
Valens Semiconductor’s VS6320 provides extension of high-performance USB3.2 Gen1 peripherals at up to 100 meters/328 feet over category cable. It supports both USB3 (Superspeed 5Gbps) and USB2 (480Mbps), all types of USB transfer protocols (BULK, ISO, INT, Control), as well as dedicated control signals (UART, GPIO) over category cables. The VS6320 is set to comply with the upcoming HDBaseT-USB3 standard.
Valens Semiconductor’s VS6320 can be leveraged for the extension of USB3 in applications such as high-resolution cameras, storage devices, as well as in recording and streaming devices. For example, in medical applications, it can be used for extending high-quality images from medical cameras to video processing units in surgery rooms, or for robotics-assisted guided surgery systems. Valens Semiconductor will be demonstrating the VS6320 at MEDICA 2023, November 13-16, (Dusseldorf, Germany), Hall 16/J24. To schedule a meeting, contact us through our website.
About Valens Semiconductor
Valens Semiconductor is a leader in high-performance connectivity, enabling customers to transform the digital experiences of people worldwide. Valens’ chipsets are integrated into countless devices from leading customers, powering state-of-the-art audio-video installations, next-generation videoconferencing, and enabling the evolution of ADAS and autonomous driving. Pushing the boundaries of connectivity, Valens sets the standard everywhere it operates, and its technology forms the basis for the leading industry standards such as HDBaseT® and MIPI A-PHY. For more information, visit https://www.valens.com/.
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