To USB or Not to USB

I’m super excited to write about and show to you the world’s first USB 3.2 demonstration. Go watch the video first and then read the rest.     USB 3.2 Hardware and Software Setup We implemented our USB 3.2 Device and Host in the HAPS-80 FPGA-Based hardware prototyping platform.   The platforms use USB PHYs, […]

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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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USB Type C and HDMI, Elon sending Tesla into space January 3 2018 Happy New Year! While Elon Musk is launching the first Tesla Roadster into a billion year elliptical orbit near Mars, I’m looking at two resolutions. How can I be Elon Musk? How can I get better at Mandarin? Since I’ll never be […]

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From USB 2.0 to USB 3.2, USB cables became shorter. When USB replaced keyboards and mice, USB’s signaling rates of 1.5 Mbps and 12 Mbps. Transmitted more than enough data. If you know what a floppy disk is, those stored data in the Megabytes. When USB 2.0 launched in 1999 it maintained the 5 meter […]

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Bit Error Rates and Snoopy’s rejection letters Bit Error Rates (BER) in wired and wireless communication communicate the “allowable” or target number of errors (rejected or non-transmitted data) that can occur over some given time. Usually this is measured of a period time like a second. Wired interfaces enable faster speeds because a hard wire […]

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A cool video on USB 3.2 and USB 3.2 Primer Part 2 Today, on Thursday, (what I call 2nd Wednesday), I’ll write about Isochronous over USB 3.2. Before that, Our Super PHY Guy, Gervais Fong, (Product Marketing Manager for USB and DP PHYs) has an great introduction to USB 3.2. Watch the video first. ttps://youtu.be/Q2lkl6jvE6E […]

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