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Spider II: the new USB 2.0 controller
[08 April 2003]

Elbox Computer is proud to announce release of Spider II--the new version of the ground-breaking Spider USB 2.0 Hi-Speed controller. Spider II is based on the newest USB 2.0 PCI chipset, improving data transmission by up to 20 percent of bandwidth as compared with the previous USB 2.0 chipset.

The Spider II USB 2.0 PCI card is a simple and affordable way to add five Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports to Mediator-equipped Amigas or to computers running AmigaOS under the Amithlon emulation.

USB 2.0 is the fastest USB standard ever, supporting data speeds up to 480Mbps. That is 40 times faster than USB 1.1, making USB 2.0 ideal for external storage devices, scanners, CD-RWs, printers, cameras, and more.

The Spider II USB 2.0 PCI card gives your computer the highest USB speeds available today.

The Spider II USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI controller is backward-compatible, which means it works also with older USB 1.1 peripherals.

Features
• Five USB 2.0 Hi-Speed ports: four external and one internal
• 32-bit 33MHz DMA host interface compliant with the PCI 2.2 specification

• Compliant with the EHCI (USB 2.0) and OHCI (USB 1.1) specifications
• Consists of three independent host controllers: two OHCI (Open Host
Controller Interface) and one EHCI (Enhanced Host Controller Interface)
• All ports can handle high-speed (480Mbps), full-speed (12Mbps) and
low-speed (1.5Mbps) transactions
• Supports up to 127 downstream USB devices
• Supplies 500mA power to each USB port
• Supports the PCI-Bus Power Management Interface
• Includes drivers for AmigaOS for all Mediator busboards and for Amithlon
• Amiga support works under the Poseidon stack

Requirements
• One free PCI slot
• Mediator Multimedia CD (for Mediator based systems)


Package contents
• Spider II USB 2.0 Hi-Speed PCI card
• CD with Mediator and Amithlon EHCI (USB 2.0) drivers for Poseidon


Pricing and availability

The Spider II USB 2.0 High-Speed PCI card will be on sale as of 15 April 2003, at the suggested retail price of EUR 49.95 (VAT excl.)
To locate an authorized distributor visit <
www.elbox.com/buy.html>.
For purchase directly from Elbox go to the Spider II page in the Elbox Online Store.


Mariusz Siaczyklow
ELBOX COMPUTER, Press Department
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