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USB Trends – Type-C everywhere

USB Trends – Type-C everywhere   As I read about how the Tesla Model 3 will soon exit “Production Hell” and Elon Musk will no longer need “Bet the company” business plans, I think about how Type-C is really everywhere.   Type-C everywhere in mobile phones Pretty much every non-iOS phone (Android phone) now only […]

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State of USB Fall 2016 – More Type-C and More Safety

Lots of great new stuff being built. All with USB and USB Type-C. –          The new Apple Watch Series 2 uses USB to charge. –          I’ve got a new USB battery/iPhone phone case w so I can use a mini-B connector to charge my iPhone. –          Google announced the Pixel Phones which will only have […]

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USB goes feral

My family and I were given the opportunity to travel to Orlando to visit Universal Studios with Family Forward. If you have not visited Universal in Orlando before or have not been there for a while you can read about it here which also includes a summary of all the great new and coming attractions. […]

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Relationships Between USB Specs, Part Two & Where to Learn more about Type-C and DisplayPort alt mode

Recently I blogged on the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. In my last blog I simplified the view focusing on the important and latest specifications. I think the simplified view answer most designer’s questions but there are still a few that like to see the full history and complex […]

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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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Will Wireless (data & charging) replace USB?

The big question on people’s minds is if wireless, data transfer and charging, will replace USB in the future. The simple answer is  NO, USB is here to stay. For the longer answer read on. It is true, wireless data transfer and wireless charging has replaced some of the traditional USB cable connected usage but […]

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 4 – Tablet, Phablets, Phones and Mobile Apps Processors

As I sit here at my son’s baseball game typing up this blog entry, I wonder if I should be typing up a blog entry at my son’s baseball game. The State of USB – Spring 2013 – Tablets, Ultra books, and Phones Sadly, USB 3.0 has not yet appeared it phones. It should have. […]

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 2 – Wireless Routers

Now that you are back from the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s meeting in Omaha, filled with Gorat’s Steakhouse steak and Dairy Queen goodness, your thoughts naturally turn to USB 3.0 and ask: Where can I find USB 3.o in WiFi? After you read about wireless drives in last week’s entry, you need a fast router that is […]

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 1 – Wireless Drives

As your thoughts turn to spring, and the great outdoors (except for in Minnesota where I’m from, where you watched fishing on TV this past weekend), you naturally ask yourself, “What is going on with that whole USB 3.0 thing?” Well, it’s been 1 year since the Ivy Bridge chipset started shipping with USB 3.0 […]

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