To USB or Not to USB

Archive for 2012

 

Latency, WiFi, and USB 3.0

In a WiFi group I visit, I received a response that said something like “I’ve reviewed WiFi-AC products with USB 2.0 and it seems that WiFi-AC can’t really take adantage of USB 3.0 speeds” First, Iappreciated the response. Second, I thought, “If I am an early adopter, I already use WiFi-N 2×2 and I get […]

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Wireless needs Wired USB 3.0

You’ve read the first criticisms of the first WiFi-AC routers that have only USB 2.0 and not USB 3.0.  USB 2.0 just isn’t fast enough. You can read our article here at ChipDesign on how Wireless demands Wired USB 3.0 including all the neat data that shows that: Draft WiFi-AC is 0.450-0.900 Gbps and faster WiFi-N […]

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An explanation of the USB Video Class (UVC)

At IDF, I talked with Terry Moore, CEO of MCCI.  He explained the USB Video Class (UVC). Video Class, in this case, means moving video from a web camera or digital video camera to another device like a display, or PC, or game console. UVC is built into Windows, Mac OX, Linux, FreeBSD, and the […]

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First WiFi-AC Adapter criticized for NOT having USB 3.0

I incorrectly reported the first WiFi routers with USB 3.0 ports support WiFi-AC or 802.11ac in a previous blog.  In fact, those routers use WiFi-N will MIMO or multiple antennas and dual radios.  They still make use of USB 3.0 because the WiFi-N speeds with dual radios can achieve 450 Mbps which far exceeds maximum effective throughput of […]

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Correction–Karen Bartleson, First Woman President of the IEEE Standards Association

  Correction to my last blog entry on Karen Bartleson. I stated that Karen Bartleson was/is the first woman president of the IEEE.  This was/is incorrect Karen is the first woman president (now president elect) of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors or IEEE-SA BOG.    IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors 2012 Roster […]

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Conversation Central Season 3 Launches with Ridiculously Ubiquitous USB, A Romantic Blogger Comedy Movie

Everyone knows about USB Karen Bartleson, leader of the standards world, interviewed Jeff Ravencraft, leader of the USB world. They talked about USB.  Click on the picture below to go to Karen’s “Conversation Central” to see the The Ridiculously Ubiquitous USB” Jeff (left), Karen (right). Actually, Karen is the President of IEEE and Jeff is […]

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The World’s First 2 Wireless Routers with USB 3.0, PCI Express Blog Launches Today

  Corrected November 29, 2012 – Thanks to reader Glenn for the info – The world’s first 2 Wireless WiFi Routers supporting USB 3.0 started shipping recently fro Netgear and D-Link. The Netgear Centria (WNDR4700/4720) and the D-Link HD Media Rounter (DIR-857) support the WiFi-AC standard which promises data rates of 450 Megabits per second […]

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The World’s First USB 3.0 BluRay Player and DVR from Panasonic

  Panasonic quietly started shipping the world’s first BluRay Player/Recorder and Digital Video Recorder with USB 3.0 included.     I will be the first to admit, this is a high end machine.  It has a 3 TB hard drive integrated into the design and (apparently) can record lots of channels at once. Reading the […]

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What makes USB 3.0 hard to do? and Fundraising for Second Harvest Food Bank in California

USB 3.0 is here now, in mass production.  It actually took longer than some people thought it should. Of course Renesas and TI were out with USB 3.0 Host Chips early on.  The Innovator ships USB 3.0 out with Ivy Bridge for PCs including every new Macbook Air and Pro in the world. There was/is […]

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The World’s First USB 3.0 Digital TV shipping now

Panasonic started shipping the world’s first USB 3.0 digital TVs (DTV).  3 DTV models including the one below.   Check out the Japanese webpage on the Viera if you can read Japanese. Reading the Google Translation of the Panasonic Viera my best guess is as follows: 1) The TV has 2 USB 3.0 Ports 2) […]

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