To USB or Not to USB

Archive for 2011

 

USB-IF Certifies PC Chipsets–The ones you care about

  So it’s happened, the company the company that invested USB, and drove USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 to success has certified their own USB 3.0 Host Controllers.  The USB-IF announcement image (and hyperlink) is below.     It looks like the Series 7 chips set goes into standard PCs that you and I […]

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DisplayLink shipping with Synopsys USB 3.0 and HDMI

  Because you read this blog, you already know that DisplayLink has taped-out a chip and started a second chip from our press release in October 2011. DisplayLink makes a USB 3.0 to HDMI or DVI converter. If you clicked on that image above, and nothing happened, it’s because it’s not a hyperlink, it’s just […]

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USB 3.0 in a PC, A Coffee proof USB 3.0 Flash Drive (More), The Kindle & USB

  HP’s all in one TouchSmart 520 PC has 2 USB 3.0 Ports included in a beautiful, single unit touchscreen PC. It has a BluRay burner, which is pretty cool too.  So HP beats Apple in features here. Read the PCWorld Review article here.   ADATA now waterproofed USB drives, so you can carry these […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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UASP for Faster USB for Mass Storage

All USB Storage products, Flash Drives, Thumb Drives, Hard Drives, and SSDs use a transfer protocol called “Bulk Only Transfer” or “BOT” protocol.  This works reliably in Windows and Linux and other operating systems.  In USB, a Bulk Transfers refers to a transfer of data that must be 100% accurate when it arrives. No errors […]

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Mobile Payments with your Mobile Phone

TI has a concept video demonstrating how their OMAP based phones could pay for a taxi ride. I found a taxi in Tokyo that supports exactly this kind of mobile payment. The blue dot on the right is where you waive your cell phone.  In Japan the primary Near Field Communications (NFC) appears to be […]

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Why the iPhone 4S drives the need for USB 3.0

Google iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and you will get about gazillion hits, hopefully including this Blog Smartphones drive the need for USB 3.0 in digital cameras and digital video cameras to From the Apple event Monday “We’re now on to the camera in the iPhone 4S. “We set our sights on competing with the […]

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Synopsys wins more than 30 customers and more than 40 design wins for USB 3.0 IP

Why does it matter that Synopsys has more than 30 customers and 40 design wins for USB 3.0? An excellent question. Let’s start with this:  When will PCs have USB 3.0? In April this year, AMD and the Innovator that invented USB announced USB 3.0 will ship in 2012.   When will Microsoft support USB […]

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USB saves the Earth

So the European Union has said, you must use USB as the charger for all cell phones in Europe going forward.  In fact, the EU estimates that there are over 1 Billion Phone chargers sitting around Europe that are simply garbage. By changing over to USB as the standard connector, this will eliminate the need […]

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