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Archive for 2009

 

LightPeak and USB 3.0

I still get questions about Light Peak versus USB 3.0 so I’d like to set the record straight. LightPeak has been demonstrated once, at one event. USB 3.0 has an Ecosystem of IP, Software, Chip, and Hardware with dozens of products shipping. I’m sure LightPeak will be successful in the future, but USB 3.0 is […]

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USB 3.0 Products Shipping & the Co-Creator of USB

Cyberpower announced that USB 3.0 will be an option on all their Gamer Xtreme PCs.  This (to my knowledge) is the first PC company to announce support for USB 3.0.   I checked out the CyberPower website, and I found 13 models that let me pick USB 3.0 as a feature.   You can see the cheapest […]

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USB 3.0 SSD Benchmark – First Published Results

Reading through the first published benchmark testing of a USB 3.0 SSD, you can look at it 2 ways. 1) It’s slower than the promised 10 times USB 2.0 or 2) It’s 3 times to 7 times faster than USB 2.0 and almost as fast as direct SATA 3 Gbps connection. The way it works, […]

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First USB 3.0 Products available in next 6 weeks

  USB 3.0 is here.  For your convenience, here are links to the 9 motherboards, 2 add-in cars, and 5 storage products that (according to the links) will appear within the next 6 weeks. These are the 9 models of PC motherboards that you can buy (soon) that will have USB 3.0 on them.  They […]

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First USB 3.0 Hub Demo ever

At Fall 2009 IDF, Synopsys was the first company ever, in the history of the USB to demonstrate a USB 3.0 Device, Host, and Hub all from one company (that’s us). In this case, our SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Hub is connected to our USB 3.0 Mass Storage Device, a USB 2.0 Flash Drive, and a […]

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Video Games more important than Food – It’s Official

Sort of. In a survey of 4,700 kids, then Nintendo Wii and DS are more loved than Oreo’s, MacDonald’s, and Kraft Mac and Cheese.  You can read the article here http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-10371818-235.html. Smarty Pants conducted the survey which confirms what parents of 6 to 12 year olds already know: Kids will give up food, exercise, sleep, […]

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Innovation

I’ve visited a lot of customers and potential customers over the past 10 years talking about USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0.  I have to say, that the longer USB 2.0 is around, the more designers come up with ways to use USB 2.0 in products.  For example, in China 2 weeks ago I saw […]

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Synopsys first IP company to demo USB 3.0 Host, Hub, & Device

Hi Everyone, I’m really pleased to announce that we are demonstrating our USB 3.0 Host, Hub and Device at IDF in San Francisco this week. The xHCI Host is running on the Linux operating system with the open source Linux drivers you can find here written by Sarah Sharp. The USB 3.0 Hub controller we […]

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USB 3.0 PC and Motherboard at IDF

I’ve just read some great news from the USB-IF. ASUS will demonstrate the X58 motherboard with an on-board USB 3.0 Host controller from NEC Electronics. Fujitsu will demonstrate their Notebook PC with a built-in USB 3.0 Host controller (again from NEC) connected to a Buffalo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Solid-State Drive. You can read the press […]

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USB 3.0 Certification

The USB-IF will begin certifying SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products at it’s lab at the Platform Interoperability Lab.  This is significant because it means 2 things: 1) The USB 3.0 Certification Program is ready to go.  You an actually get a logo for your product. 2) All the compliance tests are ready and the interoperability Gold […]

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