USB-Controller: SPIDER Software-Update 3.10

Date 30-Jul-2004 23:27:09
Topic: Software News

Elbox Computer is proud to announce availability of a new version of the spider.device driver for the Poseidon stack for SPIDER and SPIDER II High-Speed USB 2.0 controllers.

This update is for SPIDER cards running AmigaOS on Mediator-equipped Amigas or on computers running AmigaOS under the Amihlon emulation. The new software is available free of charge for all registered users of SPIDER and SPIDER II High-Speed USB 2.0 controllers.

SPIDER software has been reworked in order to achieve the maximum possible performance, especially in Amithlon systems.


SPIDER II is the fastest and most advanced USB solution for Amiga Classic computers. SPIDER II is the only USB 2.0-standard controller for Amiga Classic computers. It differs from USB 1.1-controllers with support for the High-Speed USB mode. This mode makes that USB 2.0 devices connected to the Spider cards work several times faster than when connected to any Zorro-based USB controllers.

The SPIDER II card working under control of the spider.device driver is also the fastest USB card for PC computers running AmigaOS under the Amithlon emulation. High-Speed USB 2.0 is the fastest USB standard, 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, Flash card readers, and more.

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

? FIVE(!) USB 2.0 High-Speed ports: four external and one internal
? 32-bit 33MHz DMA host interface compliant with the PCI 2.2 specification
? Compliant with the EHCI (High-Speed USB 2.0) and OHCI (USB 1.1) specifications
? Three INDEPENDENT host controllers: two OHCI and one EHCI
? 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

Don't let a USB 1.1-only controller limit you.
Choose the Spider II USB 2.0 card!

This article comes from AmigaWorld - Amiga Community Portal

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