Vectro VT6214L

VT6214LThe VIA Vectro VT6214L a high performance 4-port USB 2.0 host controller specifically designed for PCs and mobile systems. The VIA Vectro VT6214L features all the high performance characteristics of the VIA Vectro host controller line, as well as support for combo solutions with IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Serial ATA and Gigabit Ethernet.

Benefits of the VIA Vectro VT6214L

Multi-functionality: With four downstream ports for USB 2.0 and combinations with IEEE 1394 (Firewire), Serial ATA and Gigabit Ethernet, supporting multiple downstream ports, the VIA Vectro VT6214L enables simultaneous operation of multiple devices, allowing connectivity to the installed base as well as incorporation of the latest emerging communication technologies. Supporting PCI and Cardbus interfaces, the VIA Vectro VT6214L delivers high performance for multiple market segments.

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Performance: Certified by the USB Implementers Forum for Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operation, the VIA Vectro VT6214L is one of the top USB 2.0 performers in the industry, delivering superior performance, especially in data access and read/write speeds.

Simplicity: The VIA Vectro VT6214L allows hot swapping and provides a cost-effective single chip peripheral connection interface for all USB 2.0-enabled PC peripherals as well as the new generation of higher bandwidth devices, such as digital cameras and MP3 players.

Energy-Efficiency: Based on low power architecture and advanced process technology, the VIA Vectro VT6214L USB 2.0 host controller optimizes power management, ensuring reliability and connectivity in critical low power conditions and saving battery life in mobile systems.

Flexibility: The option of a PCI add-in card, a Cardbus for mobile systems or a discrete chipset installed directly onto the mainboard provides the most flexible approach for system builders and OEMs of installing this recognized communications standard.


Certified by the USB-IF for Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operation, the VIA Vectro VT6214L USB 2.0 Host Controller ensures seamless plug-and-play connectivity to new generation USB 2.0-enabled peripheral devices, delivering data transfer rates of up to 480Mbps.

In supporting the 32-bit PCI and Cardbus (PCMCIA) interfaces, the VIA Vectro VT6214L satisfies the peripheral interface requirements of multiple markets such as add-in cards and PCMCIA cards for mobile systems.

The VIA Vectro VT6214L provides unparalleled support for IEEE1394, Serial ATA and Gigabit Ethernet, enabling customers to incorporate the latest communication technologies in a range of combination solutions to satisfy multiple market segments. The VIA Vectro VT6214L allows OEMs to combine USB 2.0 with up to two additional leading edge technologies on a single PCI card, delivering support for up to four USB 2.0, up to three additional IEEE1394, one parallel ATA and two Serial ATA ports and one Gigabit Ethernet port, enabling the running of multiple peripheral devices simultaneously. Combo Cardbus modes feature the VIA Vectro VT6214L and IEEE1394, supporting two USB 2.0 and one IEEE1394 ports, while ensuring low power consumption and saving battery life for mobile systems.

Manufactured using a 0.22 micron CMOS process, the VIA Vectro VT6214L integrates advanced power management and functionality features permitting aggressive management of I/O power consumption, making it suitable for low-power systems and ensuring reliability in power sensitive applications.

Incorporating two Universal Host Controller Interface cores for full signaling and one Enhanced Host Controller Interface core for high-speed signaling, the VIA Vectro VT6214L is a multi-functional PCI device, utilizing the exceptional bandwidth of USB 2.0 to support a wide range of high-speed peripherals, including high resolution video, webcams, digital cameras, next-generation scanners and printers and high-density storage devices. The VIA Vectro VT6214L allows for dynamic attach and re-attach to the USB bus to allow hot-swap of devices. The External Serial (EEPROM) Interface enables memory retention and supports serial number, vendor number, product ID and miscellaneous storage.

The VIA Vectro VT6214L is available as an on-board chip, an add-in PCI card and a 32-bit Cardbus solution, and comes in a 128-Pin LQFP package that supports firmware applications.

Support for the VIA Vectro VT6214L is built into Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows® 2000. Windows® Vista, Win98SE and WinME drivers are also suitable for the VIA Vectro VT6214L.

VT6214L Block Diagram


Key Features

  • USB 2.0
    • Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
    • Compliant with Enhanced Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1.0
    • Compliant with Universal Host Controller Interface Specification Revision 1.1
    • PCI multi-function device consists of two UHCI Host Controllers for full/low-speed signaling and one
    • EHCI Host Controller core for high-speed signaling
    • 4 downstream facing ports in the root hub with integrated physical layer transceivers shared byUHCI and EHCI Host Controllers
    • Supports PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1
    • Legacy support for all downstream facing ports
    • 4 DMA engines with pipelined control for USB data transfer bandwidth improvement
    • Dynamic clock stop control for power consumption reduction
  • Serial EEPROM support for boot register update
  • Cardbus mode support
  • 2.5V Power supply with 5V tolerant inputs
  • Manufactured using the 0.22µm, low power CMOS process
  • 128-Pin LQFP (14mm x 20mm) low profile package available
  • Schematics and PCB reference designs available
  • 24 MHz crystal system clock
  • Support for PCI Mobile Design Guide