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Archive for 2013

 

USB 3.1 Host to Device Platform-to-Platform with Ellisys Protocol Analyzer

We showed you our USB 3.1 Host and Device, Platform to Platform demonstration all the way back on November 8 (read the Nov 19 updated blog entry), so we thought we should prove we actually are running USB 3.1 transactions. We invited Chuck Trefts from Ellisys to bring in their USB 3.1 analyzer. It’s a […]

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First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable) – Part 2

Well, my originally Blog Entry was decapitated so you only read the fascinating Introduction and got to watch the video. Let’s face it, that’s all you really cared about anyways. First part of the Blog is Repeated here – If you read that then skip to the ****** below After working for more than a […]

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First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable)

Universe’s First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable) After working with the USB-IF for more than a year developing the standard, I’m proud and excited to present to you the Industry’s first 10G USB 3.1 Host Platform to Device Platform demonstration.   And the first by an IP Company…   What […]

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Media Agnostic USB – USB over WiFi in Qualcomm designs – Updated Oct 15

 The USB released a standard called Media Agnostic USB at IDF last month.  The standard essentially creates a class driver specification, a software level specification so that you use USB protocols to send data over any media. Any media in this case is targeted at wireless standards WiFi and WiGig.  Since it’s agnostic, the same class […]

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USB 3.0 Docking Stations for Apple PCs and Tablets, Synopsys at IDF, USB Humor

MacBook Air using USB 3.0 to display on 4 PC Monitors DisplayLink has now shipped millions of USB 3.0 Docking Stations in branded items from pretty much every major PC manufacturer in the business.  They expanded their support to Apple PCs so or MacBook Pro and MacBook Air can now connect to a docking station and support […]

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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 2

As mentioned previously in Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1, any Camera built today really, really needs wireless connectivity. Basically, they need a SmartPhone without the Phone.  You might get away with a WiFi only device.  In this case, you want the WiFi device to use SSIC […]

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10 Gbps USB Ready for Development

The 10 Gbps USB specification is now out and final.  Here’s what to call it. Enhanced SuperSpeed Gen 1 for 5G USB Physical Layer or PHY (formerly USB 3.0 or Superspeed USB that operates at all USB 3.0 speeds and lower) and  Gen 2 for the faster 10G USB Physical Layer operating speed Together a complete […]

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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1

Falling Shipments of Point and Shoot Cameras The Wall Street Journal reported that Point and Shoot Sales are down 42% in the first 5 months of 2013.  That seems like a lot to me. If you read the article, you’ll learn the major manufacturers are forecasting further drops.  They are introducing 10 instead of 20 […]

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World’s First USB 3.0 SSIC Demonstration with a MIPI M-PHY

World’s First USB 3.0 SSIC Demonstration with a MIPI M-PHY Yes, we actually showed the first one about 2 months ago where we showed compliance, but we thought you should see an actual application operating. As a reminder, SSIC is: Super Speed Interchip For on PCB use of USB 3.0 protocol standards Supports only USB […]

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Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 2 with Enterprise SSD

Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive PCWorld reported the demonstration of a Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive at Computex 2013.  The drive is a prototype.  The prototype is 128GB in size, made by SanDisk, and is considered an SSD, and apparently operates at Thunderbolt 1 speeds.    The PCWorld article shows a picture of the drive (shown above), but does not show […]

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