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Part 2: USB Type-C to replace the 3.5mm head phone jack

Last week I blogged about how USB Type-C would replace the 3.5mm audio jack in the future. I asked the readers to comment on what they thought about this. Below is one of the comments I didn’t approve At first it seemed as this was a normal spam comment but then I thought it might […]

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Posted in IoT, iPad, Type C, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Certification, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C |

 

USB 2.0 Type-C IP for IoT – Today

Today we announced our USB 2.0 Type-C for IoT Edge applications. It’s up to 50% smaller than alternatives It uses up to 30% less power than alternatives It saves our customers weeks to months of effort. Smaller Our USB solution is the smallest on the market Synopsys’ superbly professional and persnickety PHY engineers built this […]

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Feature Flexibility with USB in IoT

“If it isn’t broken, it doesn’t have enough features.” I’ve been thinking about this Engineering joke all week. I love it because it balances what Marketing loves (features) vs. what engineering delivers (quality implementation). A great example of this is the IoT market. At this point in the adoption cycle, we are still in the […]

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VESA DisplayPort USB Type-C certification now available – Hot off the press

This week VESA announced the availability of the Early Certification Program for USB Type-C Devices Using DisplayPort Alt Mode. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vesa-develops-early-certification-program-for-usb-type-c-devices-using-displayport-alt-mode-300281243.html The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) is officially launching its early certification test program for products incorporating the new USB Type-C connector and the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. The Synopsys DesignWare IP supports […]

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Posted in DisplayPort, IoT, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Humor, USB-C |

 

Relationships Between USB Specs

Welcome to Factual Friday. This week I wanted to clarify, with accuracy, the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. If you are designing the USB portion of your latest and greatest product then understanding these relationships is critical to ensure you are developing against the right set of specs. Of […]

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Posted in IoT, IP, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

How will USB used in IoT? – Part 1

How will USB be used in IoT – Part 1 of a 3 part series Two cupcakes sitting together in the oven. One says to the other “Wow, it’s getting hot in here.” The other cupcake says, “Oh my gosh! A talking cupcake!” The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the huge market of product […]

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