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USB 3.0 Integrated in PC Chipsets shipping with Integrated USB 3.0, USB 3.0 in Tablets

  PC Chipsets with integrated USB 3.0 (from the Innovator/inventor of USB) started shipping at the beginning of April for reviews. Here’s a table from Anandtech clearly showing there will be 4 USB 3.0 ports!   They’ve added 4 USB 3.0 ports and to the existing 14 USB 2.0 ports. If you look at your […]

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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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The World’s First Demonstration of SuperSpeed InterChip (SSIC)

Synopsys worked with the USB-IF SSIC Working Group to develop a SSIC Proof of Concept demonstration.  The USB-IF has been working on SSIC for some time.   This Proof of Concept in FPGA is to test the SSIC specification version 0.90 to see if it actually works in hardware. It worked (mostly).   We learned, […]

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USB 3.0 SSIC Tomorrow, probably

  Tomorrow, I should be posting something of interest to you on SuperSpeed Interchip (SSIC).   If all goes well.   SuperSpeed Interchip (SSIC) brings USB 3.0 from outside the PC to on the PCB to use USB 3.0 between chips.  It allows you to reuse your USB 3.0 software drivers and take advantage of […]

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TI OMAP 5 Demo – First Mobile / Tablet Reference Design with USB 3.0 fully integrated, The Faster USB 3.0 Flash Drive

TI has now demonstrated the TI OMAP 5 chip which fully integrates USB 3.0, It would have been even better for us SuperSpeed USB freaks if TI had actually demonstrated the USB 3.0 portion. Instead, TI demonstrates stuff like 64fps 1080p video, highly responsive touchscreen scrolling, and points to all the interfaces. Engadget’s exclusive pictures […]

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USB 3.0 hits Smart Phones & Tablets in 2012, (Yes 2012)

Happy New Year! Yes, it’s still Happy. My understanding: The world won’t end in 2012. Which is great because according to the Ismail Rahman, CTO of the USB-IF says, that Mobile Phones and Tablets will support USB 3.0 in 2012 (PC World USB 3.0 in Smart Phones and Tablets article)  Smartphones and tablets will also […]

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USB 3.0 in a PC, A Coffee proof USB 3.0 Flash Drive (More), The Kindle & USB

  HP’s all in one TouchSmart 520 PC has 2 USB 3.0 Ports included in a beautiful, single unit touchscreen PC. It has a BluRay burner, which is pretty cool too.  So HP beats Apple in features here. Read the PCWorld Review article here.   ADATA now waterproofed USB drives, so you can carry these […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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Kindle Fire Tablet, Kindles and iPads on Planes, 40+ Real ASIC Design Wins

    Eric’s Kindle Fire I opened my Kindle Fire today (upon returning from Asia). I’m pleased but underwhelmed. First Impressions: 1) Great Screen 2) Heavier than Kindle 3rd Generation, much heavier than iPod 3) Fast Browsing 4) Interface as responsive as the iPad 5) I have no content (except for lots of books with […]

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Mobile Payments with your Mobile Phone

TI has a concept video demonstrating how their OMAP based phones could pay for a taxi ride. I found a taxi in Tokyo that supports exactly this kind of mobile payment. The blue dot on the right is where you waive your cell phone.  In Japan the primary Near Field Communications (NFC) appears to be […]

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