USB 2.0, 4-Port Hub
Data Sheets OBS (Obsolete)


Information USB 2.0 4-Port Hub (STT)
Data Bus Interface USB 2.0
Downstream Ports 4
Downstream Port disable
Transaction Translator STT
Battery Charging
Overcurrent monitoring
Individual Port Power Management
Ganged Port Power Management
Supply Voltage Range VCC (V) 3.0-3.6, 4.4-5.25
Temperature Range (°C) 0 to 70
Package QFN-24 SSOP-28
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The XR22404 is a USB 2.0, 4-port hub that can be configured for downstream device charging and is compatible with Battery Charging specification revision 1.1/1.2.

The upstream USB interface has an integrated USB 2.0 PHY and device controller that is compliant with both hi-speed (480Mbps) and full-speed (12Mbps) and downstream PHY supporting hi-speed, full-speed and low-speed (1.5 Mbps) on each of the 4 downstream ports.

The XR22404 provides ganged power control and global overcurrent sensing for the downstream ports.

The XR22404 may be operated from either 5V or 3.3V. If powered from 5V internal regulators provide 3.3V and 1.8V used internally by the device. Port activity and overall hub activity indicators provide status outputs for external LEDs. An external I2C EEPROM may be used with the XR22404 to configure USB device descriptors.

  • USB 2.0 compliant interface
  • Provides downstream port battery charging
  • LED indicators for port, hub or charging activity
  • Global port power enables
  • Ganged overcurrent sensing
  • Single 5V or 3.3V power supply
  • Single 12MHz Crystal

  • USB port expansion
  • Docking stations
  • POS terminals
  • Factory automation and process controls
  • Industrial applications

Documentation & Design Tools

Type Title Version Date File Size
Data Sheets XR22404 USB 2.0 4-Port Hub 1B September 2018 524.5 KB
User Guides & Manuals XR224xx USB Hub Design Guide 00 April 2020 2.3 MB
User Guides & Manuals XR22404 Evaluation Board User’s Manual Rev 1B July 2017 457.7 KB
Product Flyers USB Hub Controller Flyer March 2019 1.5 MB
Schematics & Design Files Evaluation Board Schematic 1.1 July 2017 37.3 KB
Schematics & Design Files XR22404 Eval Board & Schematic, BRD, RSN Files 1.1 July 2017 462.9 KB
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Quality & RoHS

Part Number RoHS | Exempt RoHS Halogen Free REACH TSCA MSL Rating / Peak Reflow Package
XR22404CL24TR-F N Y Y Y Y L3 / 260ᵒC TQFN24 4x4
XR22404CG28TR-F N Y Y Y Y L3 / 260ᵒC SSOP28 4x10

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Parts & Purchasing

Part Number Pkg Code Min Temp Max Temp Status Suggested Replacement PDN
XR22404CG28-F SSOP28 4x10 0 70 OBS
XR22404CG28TR-F SSOP28 4x10 0 70 OBS
XR22404CL24-F TQFN24 4x4 0 70 OBS
XR22404CL24TR-F TQFN24 4x4 0 70 OBS
XR22404CG28EVB Board OBS
XR22404CL24EVB Board OBS
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NRND (Not Recommended for New Designs) - the part is not recommended for new designs.


Pkg Code Details Quantities Dimensions PDF
SSOP28 4x10
  • JEDEC Reference: MO-150
  • MSL Pb-Free: L3 @ 260
  • MSL SnPb Eutectic: N/A
  • ThetaJA: 67.1
  • Bulk Pack Style: Tube
  • Quantity per Bulk Pack: 46
  • Quantity per Reel: 3000
  • Quantity per Tube: 46
  • Quantity per Tray: N/A
  • Reel Size (Dia. x Width x Pitch): 330 x 24 x 12
  • Tape & Reel Unit Orientation: Quadrant 1
  • Dimensions: mm
  • Length: 9.91
  • Width: 3.91
  • Thickness: 1.73
  • Lead Pitch: 0.635
TQFN24 4x4
  • JEDEC Reference: MO-220
  • MSL Pb-Free: L3 @ 260ºC
  • MSL SnPb Eutectic: n/a
  • ThetaJA: 29.4
  • Bulk Pack Style: Tray
  • Quantity per Bulk Pack: 490
  • Quantity per Reel: 3000
  • Quantity per Tube: n/a
  • Quantity per Tray: 490
  • Reel Size (Dia. x Width x Pitch): 330 x 12 x 8
  • Tape & Reel Unit Orientation: Quadrant 1
  • Dimensions: mm
  • Length: 4
  • Width: 4
  • Thickness: 0.8
  • Lead Pitch: 0.50


Distribution Date Description File
06/10/2021 Product Discontinuation Notice
02/15/2017 Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, ANST.
02/14/2017 Qualification of alternate assembly subcon, GREATEK, Taiwan.
01/11/2017 Product Discontinuation Notification

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With a plethora of equipment with built in USB ports, USB hubs assist by expanding the number of USB ports available to plug devices into in a network. In its simplest form, a USB hub is plugged into a host computer’s USB interface. A hub has one upstream path (going back towards the host’s USB interface) and multiple downstream paths (going towards the end devices). Another downstream hub could be plugged and cascaded into the first hub and so on up to 7 tiers and 127 ports. There are limitations on USB cable length, however a USB hub can function as a repeater if more length is needed.  See AN213 section 3.0 for more information.


USB is governed by industry specification http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/usb20_docs/ .


MaxLinear XR22404 and XR22414 USB hubs have 4 available downstream ports while the XR22417 provides 7. All 3 parts have a USB 2.0 compliant interface, meaning that the upstream is capable of high speed (480Mbps) and may operate at high (480Mbps) or full speed (12Mbps). Downstream can operate and high (480Mbps), full (12Mbps) or low speed (1.5Mbps).



USB 2.0 host ports provide up to 5 unit loads of 100 mA per attached peripheral device (including USB hubs). A bus powered hub, powered from USB host 5 volt VBUS, can supply a maximum of 1 unit load on each of its downstream ports. For example, a 4-port hub must be able to supply 4 x 100 mA or 400 mA total and is also allotted 100 mA for its own power requirements. A hub with more than 4 downstream ports cannot be bus powered.

Conversely, a self-powered hub is powered by an outside power source. It is restricted in the number of downstream ports and the power to those ports only by the power from the external source. A self-powered hub should typically be able to provide a minimum of 5 unit loads per downstream port.

MaxLinear has a number of USB 2.0 hub products. The 4-port XR22404, XR22414 and 7-port XR22417 all support self-powered mode while XR22404 and XR22414 can also be bus-powered. The XR22404 can provide battery charging on its downstream ports, but must be in self-powered mode to do so.

For more on USB Basics, see Application Note AN213 for more. 


 A transaction translator (TT) segregates and translates between high speed (USB 2.0 / 480Mbps) upstream ports and USB 1.1 downstream ports. USB 1.1 can be low speed (1.5Mbps) or full speed (12Mbps). USB 2.0 devices operate at full or high speed, and compliant USB 2.0 hubs have high speed capable upstream ports like the XR22404, XR22414 and XR22417. Downstream ports may be high, full or low speed. When a USB 1.1 device is plugged into a USB 2.0 hub, the TT recognizes this and translates USB 1.1 to USB 2.0 upstream.

STT (Single Transaction Translator) is where one TT splits transactions and polls round robin to translate to multiple downstream peripheral devices, such as in the case of the XR22404 that shares the bandwidth. MTT (Multiple Transaction Translator) is where several are provided. The XR22414 provides one for each of the 4 downstream ports, while the XR22417 provides one for each of the 7 downstream ports. A dedicated TT for the downstream ports provides each the highest bandwidth capability, 12Mbps each in the case of full speed.



Either an individual or ganged power mode can be employed. In ganged mode all ganged ports are monitored by one power monitoring device and global current sensing is used. However in an over-current condition, all ganged ports are disabled. In individual mode each downstream port monitors over-current and can disable power independently. XR22404 uses ganged power mode and global overcurrent sensing. XR22414 can be configured for either ganged or individual power mode as shown in its datasheet. XR22417 uses individual power mode.


The hub then signals the USB host and the host marks the port. SP2525A or SP2526A can be used in conjunction with the XR22404, XR22414 and XR22417 devices.

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USB peripheral devices may operate in bus or self-powered modes. In bus powered mode, the peripheral device is powered by the USB host 5V VBUS power either directly, or for example through a voltage regulator that might provide a regulated 3.3V to the device from the 5V VBUS input. In self-powered mode, power to the peripheral device comes from another source other than the USB host VBUS. For example, power might come from an AC to DC converter.


MaxLinear USB to serial / UART(s), USB hubs and USB to Ethernet devices all comply fully to USB standards and are fully USB compliance tested. One USB compliance test ensures that self-powered peripheral devices do not have “back voltage” when disconnected from the USB host, on either the USB data signals (USBD+ / USBD-) or the VBUS power itself.


All MaxLinear USB UARTs, hubs and USB to Ethernet devices are USB full speed or high-speed devices. As such, they have an internal pull-up on the USBD+ signal to “advertise” their speed rating. The VBUS_SENSE pin on these devices must be connected to VBUS from the host, or upstream device if that is not the host, such that the device “senses” the disconnection from the host or upstream device. The default power mode advertised to the USB host for all USB UARTs and USB to Ethernet devices is bus powered mode. Self-powered mode can be programmed in either the internal OTP memory or external EEPROM for self-powered mode. For MaxLinear hubs, an external pin controls the power mode advertised to the USB host, except the XR22417 which must always be operated in self-powered USB mode.

Connect the USB data pins directly to the host or upstream hub. Connections should be impedance controlled to 90 ohms differential with short traces and no stubs. Connecting any other components that are not high impedance (series or shunt resistance, capacitance or inductance) will corrupt the USB data signaling and can prevent communication between the host and device. ESD protection diodes may be used and some EMI filters may also have only a slight impact on impedance but should be demonstrated for compliance with USB 2.0 devices. See Application Notes AN202 (USB UART Board Design Recommendations and Considerations for USB Compliance), section 2.0 Design Considerations  for more. 

The maximum allowed bus-powered suspend current is 2.5mA per device function. The device function may not be the same as the IC, as there may be multiple device functions per IC. See the individual datasheet for a list of device functions. For example, the XR22804 has 8 device functions: an embedded hub, the Ethernet MAC and Phy, 4 UARTs, I2C controller and EDGE controller. Therefore, the XR22804 maximum allowed bus-powered suspend current is 8 x 2.5mA or 20mA. However, power used by all supporting XR22804 external components that use power from the USB host VBUS power must be included in the suspend current.

It is recommended, especially when connecting a USB cable to the VBUS 5V source.  See Application Note AN202 (USB UART Board Design Recommendations and Considerations for USB Compliance), section 2.2.2 In-rush Current for more.