To USB or Not to USB


USB IP and PCIe IP at IDF 2016

Hi USB Fans (and PCIe fans)

We will be at IDF here in San Francisco Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week.  If you are there, stop by and see the latest in USB 3.1 and PCIe demonstrations

I love IDF. I enjoy the keynotes. I love seeing new applications and learning about what the ecosystem is building and enabling to be built.

USB Insight for today

USB Type-C defines a Dual Role Port (DRP) and enables Power Delivery specifications. It’s really important to remember that Power Delivery is a separate specification. You can implement the majority applications with USB without any Power Delivery.  It helps with faster charging up to 15A with Type-C if you use just 2 Resistors and 2 Voltage comparators. You don’t need a special external chip.   So for pure USB Device or Host implementations, it is really straight forward to implement and support Type-C and support a higher charging rate, with minimal additional expense.  Keep this in mind as you plan out your Type-C implementation.  (Our solution can help with this and help save money).

Intel Developer Forum 2016
See Synopsys Demos on USB Type-C, USB 3.1 & PCI Express 4.0 at 16 Gbps

For over a decade, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) has been Intel’s premier conference, helping to shape the direction of tomorrow’s technology. IDF brings together people from every part of the technology world to experience visionary keynotes, technology and industry insights, and technical sessions (including lectures, interactive panels, hands-on labs and Q&As). In addition, the Technology Showcase hosts exhibits and demonstrations from Intel and leading technology companies.
Visit the SuperSpeed USB and General Communities to see Synopsys’ latest developments in DesignWare® IP for USB Type-C™, USB 3.1 and PCI Express® 4.0.

Dates: August 16-18, 2016

Where: Moscone Center West, 800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Technology Showcase Hours
Tuesday, August 16: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 17: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 18: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Synopsys Highlights at IDF16

General Community – Booth 230
DesignWare PCI Express 4.0 Interoperability
This demo showcases interoperability between Synopsys’ DesignWare IP for PCI Express 4.0 solution and Teledyne LeCroy Summit Z416 Protocol Analyzer/Exerciser. The complete DesignWare IP solution is silicon-proven and meets the latest PCI Express 4.0 specification requirements.
SuperSpeed USB Community – Booth 148
DesignWare USB Type-C and SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps IP
Synopsys will demonstrate its DesignWare USB 3.1 Type-C solution, including PHY with Host and Device controllers, running at 10 Gbps USB 3.1 speeds. The demonstrations will run on the DesignWare USB 3.1 Host IP Prototyping Kit and USB 3.1 Device IP Prototyping Kit, which enable designers to accelerate IP prototyping and integration.

DesignWare USB 3.1 IP Interoperability
Synopsys will demonstrate its USB 3.1 Device Controller interoperating with an off-the-shelf USB 3.1 Host PC running at specification speeds.
Learn more about DesignWare PCI Express IP and USB IP

This commercial (and the Olympics) is what I think it feels like when you buy non-Synopsys IP.

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