USB2-IC2 implements a fixed function bridge between one USB port and one ATA or ATAPI based mass storage device port. This bridge adheres to the Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport specification and is intended for self-powered devices. The USB port of the USB2-IC2 is connected to a host computer directly or via the downstream port of a USB hub. Host software issues commands and data to the USB2-IC2 and receives status and data from the USB2-IC2 using standard USB protocol. The ATA/ATAPI port of the USB2-IC2 is connected to a mass storage device. A 4Kbyte buffer maximizes ATA/ATAPI data transfer rates by minimizing losses due to device seek times.
It implements a fixed-function bridge between one USB high-speed port and one IDE(ATA/ATAPI) based mass storage device port. The bridge adheres to the Mass Storage Class Bulk-Only Transport Specification (BOT) and is intended for self-powered device.
It is ideally suitable for tailgating removable-media devices such as CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, tape drive, and hard disk drive. It allows IDE drive (master or slave) to connect to USB 2.0 serial bus in a plug-and-play fashion.