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Hot Topic of the week, the Samsung S7 does not have a USB Type-C port

The internet is all a buzz this week with news of the Samsung flagship S7 mobile phone. Yes it’s a beautiful phone packed to the brim with super features but sadly NO USB Type-C! instead the Samsung S7 has a Micro USB, old school to say the least. Many are asking the question why no […]

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Synopsys – First and Only to Certify 10G USB 3.1 Gen 2 IP and the State of USB – Spring 2016

I’m super excited to announce we certified our 10 Gigabit per second USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller and PHY IP.  (One month ago.) (When Mick blogged about it right here) It’s exciting for us to be first (again) for USB 3.1 as we have been first with USB 2.0 Host USB 2.0 Device USB 2.0 […]

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What is USB Type-C anyway and what does it have to do with USB 3.1?

One of the challenges I had ramping back up on USB was understanding all of the advancements in the USB specifications since I last worked as part of the Synopsys DesignWare IP group. Of course along with the advancement of the USB specification also came a slew of new acronyms. Anything confusion I encountered was […]

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Will USB Type-C burn my device?

I ran into this article online last week, http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-find-safe-usb-type-c-cables it discusses how a bad USB Type-C cable fried a Google engineers equipment, including a Chromebook Pixel. It also covers another issue when another bad Type-C cable drew too much power from a laptops port killing them. I highly suggest you read the article, but if […]

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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)

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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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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Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and 10G USB – Who wins?

Thunderlbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 10G USB – Who will Win?  Apple announced MacPro, circular cone shaped Apple PC with 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports.   That’s right, 6 ports.  What is Thunderbolt 2? Why would you possibly need 6 ports of anything, on any PC? Well, this is the PC that will make all other PCs feel […]

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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 […]

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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. This means ThunderBolt 2.0 will run at 20 Gbps. You can seen the graph below at Apple Insider (originally published by the Innovator) This clearly gives Thunderbolt a lead over USB 3.0, and is 2x the […]

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