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Archive for 2012

 

USB 3.0 Movie Kiosk

On my way to a meeting in Nebraska, followed by a meeting in Oklahoma, I passed through an airport with a USB 3.0 Movie Kiosk.   You can buy a recently released movie, transfer it to a USB 3.0 flash drive, and have your movie in seconds.   You might think, “Why Not use WiFi?” […]

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590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products, DisplayLink Design Wins and a USB Slingshot

The USB Implementers Forum announced it has certified 590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products.   These products actually passed certification tests, and each product represents 10s of thousands, 100s of thousands, or millions of units in real, off-the-shelf products shipping.  Two great examples include DisplayLink’s customer ASUS.  ASUS and DisplayLink announced the availability of the ASUS […]

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USB 3.0 in the Digital Home–Part 2

With TV’s as the primary display, people plug their SD cards and USB sticks/drivers directly into their TV so they can watch their content directly.  Every TV in China supports this today.  Possible due to the high availability of digital content (piracy).   Camera to TV or USB Flash Drive to TV As mentioned in […]

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USB Power Delivery Profiles

  The USB Power Delivery standard will allow up to 100W of power to be delivered to or from devices.    There is an error in the first slide.  Correction is after the Jump Keep in mind that the power provided over USB is limited by the wire gauge or thickness/diameter of the cable. More […]

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Synopsys at the Innovators Developer Forum IDF 2012 and a Reader Comment

I know many of you are on the way to San Francisco for this event. I love seeing all our customers and friends at IDF each Fall.   Here’s the highlights. See DesignWare PCI Express 3.0 and USB 3.0 IP, NVM Express VIP, and Virtualizer in Action September 11-13, 2012 Moscone Center West, 800 Howard Street, […]

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USB 3.0 in the Digital Home–Part 1

If you are like most people… … you aren’t reading this blog. It also means you have one of these items with USB 2.0 in your home 1) A PlayStation 3, XBOX 360 or Wii 2) A Set Top Box for your cable, DSL, or Satellite TV. 3) A BluRay or DVD player purchased in […]

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USB on Mars

My thanks to 42 readers who sent me this video. Clicking on the image below will take you to the website with the video. Watch the first 1.2 minutes.     Subscribe Forward this Blog Address http://blogs.synopsys.com/tousbornottousb/ To subscribe, click on this link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/synopsysoc/ToUSB   Step By Step – Here’s 3 ways to subscribe   […]

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USB and Thunderbolt in 90 seconds

A Blog Reader kindly forwarded this video to me explaining the differences in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt. Watch it because it distills USB and Thunderbolt into about 20 seconds of content.   USB and Thunderbolt as explained in 90 seconds as explained by a Microsoft OEM person   Subscribe Forward this Blog Address […]

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Take the USB Quiz–The Children of USB

I asked a gentleman a few questions about USB products, and non-USB standards. The result (to me at least) is both revealing and entertaining.  You should really watch this. Eric Huang asks Terrance Carter, a Child of USB, questions about USB and non-USB     Subscribe Forward this Blog Address to all the people in […]

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DisplayLink Success Story–USB 3.0 Device, PHY, and HDMI

You read last weeks blog on HP shipping a USB 3.0 Port Replicator / Docking Station with the DisplayLink chip. See the cool picture below of the HP product.     And you watched all of last week’s videos, and saw how DisplayLink demonstrates working products and describes how their chip adapts to the available […]

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