To USB or Not to USB


USB 3.0 at CES 2010

Here’s a sample of the USB 3.0 products found at CES 2010.

USB 3.0 TechZone CES 2010 

This is DisplayLink’s USB 3.0 Video Display Demo. You can see the blue SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable plugged into the PHY daughter on the picture on the right below.  You can see the black HDMI cable connected to the a daughter card in the middle.  The FPGA board is our Synopsys HAPS-51 board.

DisplayLink Booth and Synopsys HAPS-51


Motherboards from ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI with USB 3.0 Hosts

USB 3.0 Motherboards

Seagate advertised it’s USB 3.0 Hard Drive in a giant banner at the shuttle bus drop-off.  This is for their portable hard drive.

Seagate USB 3.0 HDD

Western Digital had it’s USB 3.0 bookshelf hard drive on display.


Fujitsu advertised it’s USB 3.0 to SATA chip that converts existing SATA drives to make them USB 3.0 capable.

Fujitsu USB 3.0 HDD

And a bunch of USB 3.0 Host Add-In Cards for desktops and ExpressCards for notebooks. And one USB 3.0 Hub

USB 3.0 Hosts and Hub

USB 3.0 Hosts

Buffalo’s hard drive was everywhere also.

My thanks to James Wu for these photos.  I may have a few more later.

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