I started working on USB in 1995, starting with the world’s first BIOS that supported USB Keyboards and Mice while at Award Software. After a departure into embedded systems software for real-time operating systems, I returned to USB IP cores and software at inSilicon, one of the leading suppliers of USB IP. In 2002, inSilicon was acquired by Synopsys and I’ve been here since. I also served as Chairman of the USB On-The-Go Working Group for the USB Implementers Forum from 2004-2006.
I received an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and an M.S. in Engineering from University of California Irvine, and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Minnesota. I’m a licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering in the State of California
- Eric Huang
Here’s some lost footage, I’ve just found from my visit to CES 2013 with DisplayLink.
John points to ASUS, Lenovo, and HP Docking stations using the DisplayLink chip. Most interesting, John Cummins, VP of Marketing, demonstrates the Dell Monitor with a Built In Docking Station used with a Tablet towards the end of this video. (Couldn’t we do the same thing with a SmartPhone?)
There is another demo in the middle of the video that I’m not writing about at this time. I think it might be the first actual published video of this concept. Watch the video to find out. It’s not an insignificant demonstration.
That’s just a picture: the Video should be embedded below.
This Tegra 4 will likely debut this summer in the nVidia Shield, which is a gaming tablet with a controller. I can’t actually tell if the controller is detachable from the tablet. I suspect it has to be.
Samsung Exynos 5
The Exynos 5 started shipping in the Samsung Chromebook just a few months ago. For $250 at Best Buy or Amazon, you get a keyboard and screen that will sync with Google Drive so you can work with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations both on and off line. It plays games too. It has USB 3.0 Host ports.
The same chip will be in the Galaxy S4 which appears in the teardowns to only have a USB 2.0 port. If the next generation Galaxy Tab comes out soon, maybe that will actually use the USB 3.0 externally.
Finally, we have the
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Which delivers both a USB 3.0 Device and Host in one mobile phone package.
You may have seen the Snapdragon theater where they streamed 4k video and 7.1 channel sound at CES. The phone can also capture 55 MP images. That’s right. 55 Megapixel. I can’t figure that one out either.
So there you have it, 5 platforms, ready for the phone, tablet, and phablet market. Ivy Bridge is shipping, Samsung is shipping. The good news is that these leaders differentiate their products with USB 3.0. We can hope and expect more will arrive soon.
Remember to check out USB University. It’s appropriate for managers and marketers working on or considering USB 3.0, and for architects and engineers that need deep technical detail.
For the few people that have tech issues, I’m sorry. We are working on them.
And my son’s team lost 0 to 18. At least I think that was the score. I left before the end and they kept playing. When I came back he was eating corn chips with melted cheese. And seemed happy as a kid eating corn chips with melted cheese.
So the addition of 128 or 256GB so a design ends up costing something like $20 or $40. In addition, the NAND flash parts are getting bigger. The ones that sell the most are expected to be the 2 largest NAND flash parts. I should note this isn’t the fastest flash but the average selling price. We can certainly expect the fastest flash found in my Crucial SSD will drop in price as well as the capacity will increase. This (again) supports the idea that 10G USB will also be needed for external storage, and SSDs will likely make the transition to replace smaller USB Hard Drives in the 2017 time frame or sooner.
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Tips of the Day
Don’t tug on Superman’s cape
Don’t go yachting off the coast of Somalia
Don’t argue with a Wookie
I think two of those are based on fiction of some kind. I could be wrong, so really it’s only a Tip of the Day.
Send me your Tip of the Day. That’s pretty much all I had stored up.
The USB Power Delivery standard will allow up to 100W of power to be delivered to or from devices.
There is an error in the first slide. Correction is after the Jump
Keep in mind that the power provided over USB is limited by the wire gauge or thickness/diameter of the cable. More thickness = more cost. You can carry more current.
Also remember that power can go in either direction with USB Power Delivery.
For Profile 1, we can image a tablet powering a flash drive or a keyboard and mouse through a USB 3.0 docking station.
For Profile 2, the USB 3.0 docking station can charge the tablet and ultrabook.
The ultrabook could power a monitor of up to 22 inches (maybe more) using only Profile 3.
For Profile 4, we could see super fast charging of a table, or support of even larger monitors and many more peripherals.
We can imagine Profile 5 used in desktops and laptops and monitors plugged into the wall and moving power over thicker USB cables. Existing connectors and cables can probably be used for up to 36W, but read the spec first.
I responded with a challenge: Write Haiku’s promoting both USB and Fancy Friday.
In the old days, business people wore ties and suits all the time every day.
On Friday, you might have Casual Friday.
No tie or dress shirt on Casual Friday.
In the Silicon Valley, we wear business casual clothing.
For Marketing, this means no ties.
For some engineers this means sandels, shorts and t-shirts.
Casual Fridays is the opposite of Fancy Fridays
Superman vs. Lex Luthor
Or Batman vs. the Joker
On Fancy Friday, according to some, you wear a formal business clothing.
Here are the Haikus to promote Fancy Friday and USB
Eric, Please find below the 3 haikus you’ve requested. In our infinite wisdom, we have gone above and beyond and provided a 4th haiku, free of charge. The fourth would make for a good intro on your blog. Let’s change the way our industry dresses on Fancy Fridays! The ball’s in your court.
Apple received the patent in April 2011. Since it takes at least 3 years to get a patent, we can guess that Apple has known since at least 2008 (probably 2007), it would support USB 3.0.
Apple may or may not have had knowledge of Thunderbolt in 2007. I can see a world (in 2007) where Apple knew it would want it’s iPad tablet to drive a bigger monitor through DisplayPort. That could be the original reason for dual DisplayPort and not Thunderbolt. I can only guess.
To celebrate the availability of these two terrific USB 3.0 products, I’m posting a demo showing exactly what a docking station like this can do.
USB 3.0 Docking Station–A real product bought off Amazon
The most important part about demonstrating the USB 3.0 Gold Tree with USB 2.0 peripherals, is that you can plug them all in and they “just work” So your existing web cam, keyboards, mice, speakers, headphones, printers should all work just like we tested here.
We loaded the driver, and changed nothing in our setup and the USB 3.0 docking station worked.
My point: If you buy a USB 3.0 Docking Station it will work with your USB 2.0 stuff AND it might be the last one you buy for 10 years.
Think about buying a Fujitsu USB 3.0 Port Replicator, ThinkPad USB 3.0 Docking Station, or Targus USB 3.0 Docking Station.
As I read these articles, I realized that my lousy PCIexpress based docking station causes a Blue Screen of Death about 1 in 10 times I re-dock. So I’m going to steal a Targus USB 3.0 Docking station from the lab and replace the one on my desk. I’m actually excited about this.
Here’s the original demo of the Targus docking station from DisplayLink recorded last year.
I described this docking station to my Dad, and he wants one.
I think my Dad doesn’t read my blog, and therefore doesn’t deserve a cool USB 3.0 Docking Station.
The videos will be recorded by our most excellent marketing team of Darcy Hickey-Pierce and Hannah Watanabe of Conversation Central. (As usual do not click on that link stay here because you may not come back).
Back to the Video: My Mom and Dad both gave advice on how to put the proper market messaging in my video.
At this point, I realized, my Mom has never read my blog or watched my videos.
Which means I’m the only one who reads it.
Remember Mother’s Day is May 12th in the U.S.
Celebrate and send your mother a link to this blog.