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How long will we be living USB Type-C dongle hell? Not Long I think

  There has been lots of chatter on dongles now that Apple taken the leap of faith and removed all ports on the new MacBook Pros except one, the USB Type-C (USB-C) port. Now while in my opinion this is a bold move in the right direction it does lead to a transition phase where […]

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Posted in DisplayPort, FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, IP Accelerated, IP Prototyping Kits, Type C, USB 3.1, USB Certification, USB-C, USB-IF |


See Demos on USB Type-C & USB 3.1 at Intel Developer Forum 2016

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 […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, Type C, USB 3.1 |


Accelerated IP, USB and You

Accelerated IP, USB and You Saturday and Sunday I spent about 10 hours this week walking 10 miles dropping off over 500 flyers for my friend running for San Jose City Council. I learned the following: 1) People have nicer lawns and gardens than me 2) People have worse looking lawns and gardens than me […]

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Posted in FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, USB 3.0 |


Windows 8 available October 26, 2012 (with USB 3.0), and a Demo with a Win 8 Beta

Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky announced the availability of Windows 8 today as reported in the Microsoft Win 8 Blog a few hours ago.   For USB 3.0, it means every PC with Windows 8 will have the USB 3.0 driver support.  (Windows 7 PCs with USB 3.0 have driver support. Those drivers come   To celebrate […]

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Posted in HAPS, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Pricing, Windows 8 |


Synopsys USB 3.0 Device and PHY on HAPS61-2

You’ve seen the USB 3.0 Device and PHY and USB 3.0 Host and PHY in plenty of demonstrations on the HAPS51T-2 and HAPSFXT platforms. Including our: 1) Fastest USB 3.0 in the Universe and 2) USB 3.0 interoperability with the USB 3.0 Compliance Gold Tree   Today, here’s the demonstration of our USB 3.0 Device […]

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Posted in HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB 3.0 |


The Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive in the Universe (maybe)

I posted a blog “Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive?…” back in January.  I got reader e-mail. An kindly reader wrote in: “Look at the Lexar Triton (USB 3.0 Flash Drive)… (It gets USB 3.0 Performance numbers like) 155MB/s read and 150MB/s write … it is “among the fastest”” (Let’s call this reader Mr. Snarkman.) […]

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Posted in FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 Products, USB Demonstration |


World’s First SSIC Demo again

Here’s the longer, more detailed version of our USB 3.0 SSIC demonstration.   It’s 7 minutes.  It’s going to be the best 7 minutes of your day.   SuperSpeed Interchip Proof of Concept–Long Version   If you want to watch the shorter version (or more of a description) go back to last week’s blog here for […]

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Posted in HAPS, HSIC, Smartphone, SSIC, Tablets, USB 3.0, USB Demonstration |


IP Summit with USB 3.0 IP, Blooper

  We’re having an IP Summit  March 28 in Santa Clara.  As with all our seminars, it’s based on visiting 100s of customers a year. Topics Include: Analog and Physical IP PCIe Embedded Memories (Embedded Test and Repair) Audio IP Non-volatile memory (NVM) DDR USB 3.0 on HAPS – or USB 3.0 – Ready, Set, […]

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Posted in Bloopers, FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, IP Summit 2012, SNUG 2012, USB 3.0 IP |


Synopsys USB 3.0 Host Certification Demo with USB Gold Tree

Most people don’t have a clue what goes on with USB 3.0 Certification (or USB 2.0 Certification). So here’s a video of our USB 3.0 xHCI Host interoperating with a whole bunch of USB products.    These products are arranged into a USB Gold Tree as specified by the USB-IF.   USB 3.0 xHCI Host Certification […]

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Posted in HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB Certification, USB IP, USB Video |


Synopsys USB 3.0 IP Videos – All in One Place

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for our USB 3.0 IP videos lately, so I’ve decided to embed them all into a single webpage here.  These are all the videos of our USB 3.0 PHY, Device, xHCI Host, and Hub we have posted in the past 18 months. USB 3.0 Device IP & USB […]

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Posted in HAPS, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 PHY, USB Video |