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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 does the demonstration show?

1)      Connect and Recognition of the Device in a Flash Drive-like design.

2)      A File Transfer from the Device to the Host.

3)      A File Transfer from the Host to the Device

4)      Throughput benchmarking with the ATTO benchmark testing

5)      Throughput benchmarketin with the CrystalBench HD utility

All on HAPS70 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platforms , running at 10G USB speeds.
Take a look, come back on Monday for more.

We use two HAPS 70 FPGA-Based Prototyping Platforms.

·         On the left is a 10G USB 3.1 Device, configured as a Mass Storage Device.

o   The HAPS platform has RAM on it that is used for storage

§  This eliminates the slowness of real flash

o   It connects to a PC running Linux

o   The PC runs driver firmware acting like a flash drive

o   This is basically a million dollar flash drive.

·         On the right is a 10G USB 3.1 Host.  This is essentially a Add-in Card for a PC.

o   It connects to a PC running Win 8.1

o   We use unmodified USB 3.0 Drivers from MCCI (more on this later)

We connect the two platforms using a standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Cable (a blue cable).

 

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