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Archive for 2013

 

Industry’s First Demo of USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI M-PHY Passing USB Compliance Tests

I’m proud to report Synopsys is the first and only company to demonstrate a real USB 3.0 Host and USB 3.0 Device working with a real MIPI M-PHY and not only demonstrating traffic, but demonstrating how we can pass the tests run by the standard USB Compliance Verifier (USBCV) 3.0.

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Why we need 10G USB (Double-Speed USB 3.0)? – Revisited

As we enter the next era of USB, the 10 Gbps one, I’m asked constantly, why does USB need to go any faster? Answer:  Users expect Instant On, fast access to everything.  This means you need lower latentces, and faster access to everything inside and outside your device, tablet, phablet, or phone. If you have a notebook PC or ultrathin PC or ultrabook, it will have limited space. You have the option of having an external wireless or wired drive.

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 4 – Tablet, Phablets, Phones and Mobile Apps Processors

As I sit here at my son’s baseball game typing up this blog entry, I wonder if I should be typing up a blog entry at my son’s baseball game.

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 3 – Monitors using USB 3.0 for Video

Having finished off an entire bag of Siracha flavored potato chips left for me on Tuesday morning (Thanks Scott Knowlton, author of the PCIExpress Blog, !), I turn to the subject of monitors using USB 3.0 for Video. Why in the world would anyone use USB for Video? The answer is the Monitor becomes the docking station for your PC.

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 2 – Wireless Routers

Now that you are back from the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s meeting in Omaha, filled with Gorat’s Steakhouse steak and Dairy Queen goodness, your thoughts naturally turn to USB 3.0 and ask: Where can I find USB 3.o in WiFi? After you read about wireless drives in last week’s entry, you need a fast router that is also WiFi-AC to connect quickly to other “stuff” on your network.  A USB 3.0 Host port on that router lets you create an in-home, personal cloud for everyone to share the same pictures, videos, and tax records across all your tablets, PCs, and phones.

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 1 – Wireless Drives

As your thoughts turn to spring, and the great outdoors (except for in Minnesota where I’m from, where you watched fishing on TV this past weekend), you naturally ask yourself, “What is going on with that whole USB 3.0 thing?”

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USB University Launches Today

USB University is Here!

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NAND Flash Prices to drop to 17 cents per Gigabyte

Just to support the argument that Video Camera Makers should integrate flash( because a 4 part article isn’t enough) and we can expect Smartphones and Tablets to integrate more memory.

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World’s First WiFi-AC Dongle with USB 3.0 Hits the Market

 

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Why we need Double-Speed USB 3.0, Thunderbolt goes to 20 Gbps

As reported by the Apple Insider, the Innovator announced double-speed ThunderBolt under the code name Falcon Ridge this Monday.

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