To USB or Not to USB

CES featured lots of automotive, AI and robotic innovation. To function in the real world the devices need sensors, and really vision sensors gathering all sorts of “visual” data.  This can really include lots ARC EV gives designers a head start ARC EV (embedded vision) processors, when used with the safety enhancement package, are the […]

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USB 3.2 University Hey Blog Readers, We are excited to start 2019 with a brand new session of USB University. This overview covers the changes for USB 3.2 enabling speeds of up to 20 Gbps over a 1 meter cable.  USB 3.2 also enables 10 Gbps over cables of 2-3 m long or about 2x […]

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I love these kinds of questions It’s like asking if California has the best sunsets or places like Beijing or Kyoto or Seoul or Bangalore do. Which city has your favorite sunset? As marketing people, we ask and get asked this all the time. Which one will win?  Because with every battle royale there must […]

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Automotive is a big thing these days. All the stuff needed for cars needs to have a long life, and be super fault tolerant.  It needs to last for years.   Many of the chips ship for 5-10 years for replacements or in multiple model years.  (My guess is this may change as better modules become […]

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 USB 3.2 and the Consumer’s Need for Speed Devices are now evolving to small, ultrathin laptops, tablets, and hybrids. These tend to be thin and light, and even more powerful. But keep in mind, they are also expensive. For example, to get the latest and most powerful ultralight it would be about $3000 for a […]

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World’s First ASIL D Ready EV Processor (Pair it with USB!)   We are announcing the industry’s first ASIL D Ready embedded vision processor: https://www.synopsys.com/company/newsroom/mnr/asil-d-ev6x-vision-processor-sep.html   Embedded vision processors allow for rapid, local detection of items in a field of vision for an optical, radar, or other sensor. It’s used in car safety systems and […]

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USB Dual Role replaces USB On-The-Go As product makers move from USB 3.0 to USB 3.1 (and soon USB 3.2), they also move to USB Type-C. With Type-C, this means the connector is the same on all products. PCs and phones. Media players (remember those) and cameras and flash drives. So no more A, micro-B, […]

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This afternoon I thought “There isn’t enough caramel in the world.” Specifically, my favorite candy bar the “100 GRAND” has the right balance of caramel, chocolate, and crispy rice in a bite size piece.   Sadly the candy bowls on 3 floors did not have any 100 GRAND bars. As a poor substitute, I ate 2 […]

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  Always on the lookout for USB products, our Technical Marketing Manager found the Huawei Mate 10 supporting both USB Type-C and DisplayPort. As far as we can tell, this is the very first phone ever to support both USB and DisplayPort through a single connector (Type-C) with the DisplayPort using Alternate mode. The Huawei […]

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Why did the USB guy fail the multiple choice test? Answer at the bottom of the blog PCIExpress is Everywhere! I asked Richard Solomon, our USB Technical Marketing Manager, “Why is PCIExpress everywhere?”: “Everywhere there’s not a cable perhaps – USB to connect things across cables, PCIe for everything else. It IS kinda amazing that […]

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