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Now available in two exciting flavors, with two more on the way!

USB icon FireLink 82C861 - the Industry Standard USB Controller

OPTi Technologies offers the world's "most compatible" USB solution. Introduced in 1997, the 82C861 controller was the first practical OHCI solution available, and continues to outsell the competition due to its high quality and low price. Two ports, 12Mbps bandwidth, and your choice of PQFP or LQFP 100-pin packages make the FireLink a perfect design solution for adding USB capabilities to motherboards, in embedded applications, on a PCI card or through CardBus.

FireLink 82C861 Controller features:
  • Windows 98/Me/CE/2000 support
  • Apple Mac OS support
  • OpenHCI
  • Dual USB ports
  • 1.5 Mbps and 12Mbps data rate
  • USB Rev 1.1 and PCI Rev 2.1 compliant
  • Same device operates at 3.3V or 5V
  • Managed power consumption
  • Clock stop capable
  • Pin compatible with CMD, Lucent parts
  • 100-pin PQFP/LQFP
OPTi Technologies Part Numbers:

- QP0086110XUE-002 (PQFP package, 20x30 pin)
- QT0086110XUE-002 (LQFP package, 25x25 pin)

Please call for price quotes.

Driver Support

OPTi Technologies USB controllers are supported directly by built-in drivers in the Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000 operating systems, as well as by the Apple Mac OS (click here for Mac drivers from Apple).

For information about a USB host stack and broad library of class drivers for non-Windows operating systems, see OPTi Technologies's software partner, SoftConnex Technologies, Inc., which provides USB software solutions to the embedded market. The SoftConnex USB product line includes drivers for VxWorks, Nucleus, PowerTV, QNX, Linux, MS-DOS and other operating systems.

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FireLink Turnkey Manufacturing Package

In an effort to speed up time to market, OPTi Technologies is pleased to offer a FireLink Turnkey Manufacturing Package. This turnkey package is aimed at board manufactures wishing to capture the USB upgrade market. When end users upgrade to Windows 98, they will want to add USB capability to their non-USB system. The FireLink Turnkey Manufacturing Package kit includes the following:

  • Two layer PCI-to-USB add-in card
  • OrCAD Schematics
  • Bill of Materials
  • Gerber Files
  • Job File
  • Databook

Turnkey packages are offered at no charge. You can download them from the selections below. Please contact OPTi Technologies for additional information.

USB icon FireLink 82C871 - USB 2.0 OTG Full Speed controller

82C871 is fully compliant with the USB On-The-Go Supplement (Ver. 1.0) to USB 2.0 Specification and adds both Host and Device functions to embedded applications like PDA, Digital Still Camera (DSC), cell, etc.  Software drivers for WinCE/Pocket PC OS are ready and design-in support is available.  Please contact OPTi regarding the driver support to all other OS platforms.

FireLink USB 82C871 Controller features:
  • Compliant with On-The-Go (Supplement to the USB2.0) version 1.0.

  • Supports USB2.0 Full Speed (12Mbps) mode.

  • One On-The-Go port.

  • Supports control, bulk, interrupt and Isochronous transfers.

  • Is a controller interface that achieves lower CPU load and high throughput during USB transfer.

  • Supports five general Endpoint and Endpoint 0.

  • Built-in 2.5KByte FIFO for data transfer.

  • FIFO uses ring buffer method.

  • 16-bit width generic CPU Interface.

  • Operates as 16-bit width generic DMA slave (shares bus with CPU Interface).

  • Supports clock input 12 MHz oscillator (built-in oscillation circuit).

  • Built-in multiplier PLL circuit.

  • External clock input of 12MHz, 27MHz and 48MHz from the crystal oscillator.

  • Low power consumption which is achieved through thorough clock control

OPTi Technologies Part Number:

- QP0087100XPP-002 (PQFP package, 64-pin)
- QB0087102XPP-002 (PBGA package, 81-pin)

Please call for price quotes.



Data Book
File Name Date Size Description
usb1.pdf 05/15/98 282KB FireLink USB 82C861
PCI-to-USB Bus Bridge Data Book
ad013_13.pdf 10/03/00 23KB FireLink USB 82C861
Data Book Addendum
an069_10.pdf 03/05/97 24KB FireLink USB Board Level Design Considerations Application Note
861schem.pdf 03/12/99 53KB FireLink USB Reference Schematics:
Use these schematics as a guideline when designing with OPTi Technologies's FireLink 82C861.

2-Port USB Board - OPTi Technologies Order Number 800-0162-000
File Name Date Size Description
2p861tmp.zip 5/26/98 141KB 2-Port USB Turnkey Manufacturing Package (OrCAD 4 schematics, Gerber files, job files)
2p861oc9.zip 3/2/01 37KB 2-Port USB TMP Schematics (OrCAD 9)
ce0162.zip 04/16/01 164KB 2-Port USB CE Statement of Compliance

USB CardBus Design
File Name Date Size Description
cb861ocd 12/15/99 10KB USB CardBus Schematics (OrCAD)
cb861gbr.zip 12/15/99 76KB USB CardBus Gerber Files
firelinkcb.zip 02/18/00 81KB USB CardBus Schematics (PDF)


USB 2.0 OTG Controller Data Book
File Name Date Size Description
db82C871.pdf 03/01/03 1,579KB USB 2.0 OTG 82C871 Controller Data Book
ds82c871.pdf 03/01/03 70KB USB 2.0 OTG 82C871 Controller Product Brief


FireLink 1394 PCI Combo 1394/USB Board
File Name Date Size Description
comboocd.zip 12/15/99 78KB PCI Combo Card Schematics (OrCAD)
combogbr.zip 12/15/99 217KB PCI Combo Card Gerber Files
cg0189_01.pdf 12/15/99 449KB PCI Combo Card Configuration Guide
ug029_01.pdf 12/15/99 16KB PCI Combo Card User's Guide

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