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USB 3.0 SSIC Specification Goes Final–MIPI and USB Standards Committee Approves Standard

The USB-IF and the MIPI Alliance moved the SuperSpeed InterChip (SSIC) to a final 1.0 specification.

Since you read this Blog regularly, you know Synopsys:

  • Built a Proof of Concept for the SSIC Working Group
  • Worked with the entire Working Group to fix problems in the specification


The demonstration includes

  • Existing USB 3.0 Host Drivers from MCCI, unmodified for the Host side
  • Our USB 3.0 xHCI Host
  • Our USB 3.0 Device
  • Used an existing USB 3.0 Mass Storage
  • And our HAPS FPGA-Based Prototyping Platforms.



Take a look at the short SSIC video demonstration here (3 minutes) or the long SSIC video demonstration here (7 minutes) with technical detail.


The great thing about this Working Group is the specification isn’t just a specification, it’s something tested in hardware, and fixed early on.

(I like to think Synopsys learned something in the process also.)


Quiz Question: Does this Demo use a real M-PHY? (Watch the video)




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