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USB in Automotive Applications

Thanks to the huge consumer demand for increased safety, autonomous driving and improved luxury in vehicles the automotive SoC market is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR between 2014 to 2019  (source IC Market Drivers, IC Insights Jan 2016). The fastest growing segment is the Automated Driver Assistance System, ADAS, which is estimated to have […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, iPhone, Mobile Phone, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Video, USB-C, USB-IF |


$800M says Thunderbolt stays Closed

I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?” Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 will co-exist & live long, fruitful lives As reported previously, Apple filed and recieved a patent for a new iPhone or iPad connector which looks  like a Thunderbolt connection. You can see in the picture that it includes connections for USB 3.0 and […]

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Posted in iPad, iPhone, PC Chipset, Smartphone, Tablets, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 |


Why the iPhone 4S drives the need for USB 3.0

Google iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 and you will get about gazillion hits, hopefully including this Blog Smartphones drive the need for USB 3.0 in digital cameras and digital video cameras to From the Apple event Monday “We’re now on to the camera in the iPhone 4S. “We set our sights on competing with the […]

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Posted in DSC, DVC, iPhone, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption |


Apple’s USB 3.0 DisplayPort Patent, Radiation, Cell Phones, and Bananas

Patently Apple reports today that Apple has applied for a patent on a combined USB 3.0 and DisplayPort connector. The great thing is we now know that Apple is at least thinking about USB 3.0.  The connector is (obviously) for their iPad, iPhone, iPod devices. I like to be positive about everything, but there is […]

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Posted in DisplayPort, iPad, iPhone, USB 3.0 |