To USB or Not to USB

Updates for March 11, 2019 in italics On Monday, March 4, the USB Promoter’s group announced a new USB standard – USB 4.0.USB 4.0 enables multiple streams of data and video over a single USB Type-C cable at up to 40 Gbps The USB Promoters Group consists of 7 companies developing products with USB capabilities. […]

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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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Hey USB and DisplayPort fans! I’m excited to announce Synopsys’ DisplayPort 1.4Tx IP solution (probably), which we demonstrated three months ago.  And (probably) the first certified DP 1.4 Tx IP solution.   Why is Certification and Interoperability Important for IP? Certification and interoperability prove that an IP can pass testing with the right implementation. If […]

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USB Trends – Type-C everywhere   As I read about how the Tesla Model 3 will soon exit “Production Hell” and Elon Musk will no longer need “Bet the company” business plans, I think about how Type-C is really everywhere.   Type-C everywhere in mobile phones Pretty much every non-iOS phone (Android phone) now only […]

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Artificial Intelligence embedded in a car in an Embedded Vision (EV) system or a in the cloud (on a server rack) have common requirements Rapid access to memory for data process Rapid access to on-chip and off-chip resources Rapid access to sensors to gather raw data information Local processing power For AI, decisions need to […]

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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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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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