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”

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Posted in Uncategorized, USB Toys, USB WiFi, WiFi


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.

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Posted in USB 3.0, WiFi


An explanation of 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 PS3.

Simply, UVC makes it easier by standardizing video drivers. So any Video Camera could use the standard UVC driver in those platforms. The Video Camera maker only needs to worry about the embedded firmware in the Video Camera itself.

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Posted in Digital Home, DVC, Featured


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 USB 2.0’s 320 Mbps.

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


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

Everyone knows about USB

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Posted in Conversation Central, USB 3.0


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


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Posted in USB 3.0 Products, WiFi


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


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Posted in Digital Home, DTV, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products


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.

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Posted in Charity, USB 3.0


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.

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Posted in DTV, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 and 3D, USB 3.0 Products