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Synopsys demonstrates SuperSpeed USB 3.0

On November 17, 2008, we demonstrated a USB 3.0 Device streaming uncompressed HD video across a USB 3.0 cable at data rates exceeding 460 Megabytes per second.    To my knowledge, this is the fastest demonstration of USB 3.0 to date, and the only one demonstrating video transfers.  In addition, it is much faster than the targeted 320 Megabytes per second targeted by the USB-IF for effective throughput.  This demonstrates that the protocol is capable to moving data at these rates.  More on this later.

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SuperSpeed USB based on USB 3.0

CNET reported today that USB 3.0 will be “unveiled” at the USB 3.0 Developers Conference on November 17, 2008 just under 2 weeks here in San Jose.  I’m looking forward to the event. 

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Power in USB 2.0 Devices

More devices are doing more things.  The best example of devices that have more functions are phones.

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USB 2.0 in a Police Box

 

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Flash and Hard Drives in Camcorders today

So I looked at Best Buy and Target Ads in my local newspaper this weekend. 

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The Obvious First USB 3.0 Products

Alright, so I need to back up my PC at home.  So what do I do?  I buy a hard drive from Costco or Best Buy or New Egg.  For me it is the small 320GB Toshiba Hard Drive.  This is great because it’s bus powered and small.  This means only one small USB cable.   I have about 20 GB of photos so I dump that with my few megabytes of important documents.  Unplug it. Stick it in a small bag, or a clean sock, and stick it in a drawer with my Compact Flash cards, SD cards, and Flash drives.  In 1 month, rinse, repeat.

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USB 3.0 Speeds – Effective Throughput

This quick article is to correct some press impressions that may set expectations to a different level than what is actually planned.  I am a great fan of USB 3.0, so my views are biased.  I just don’t want the critics beating up USB because they expected.

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Synopsys at IDF

I’m heading up to IDF today to set up for the show.  At this show, there will be seminars on USB 3.0 and Wireless USB.

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Why not Flash Memory instead of USB 3.0?

JayC commented that flash is a viable option.  I think this is interesting.

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The First USB 3.0 Consumer Products

I know what the first USB 3.0 Consumer Products should be. 

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