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Achieving USB 3.1 Certification, Successful Type-C Implementation, DisplayLink Videos and more

The new DesignWare Technical Bulletin has just been published This quarterly newsletter provides the latest information on DesignWare® IP including in-depth technical articles, whitepapers, videos, webinars and more. You can read the full newsletter online. Below are the USB focused articles which I highly recommend. Featured USB Article Challenges of USB 3.1 IP CertificationUnderstand the […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, Type C, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Certification |


Learn How Inuitive Achieved First-Pass Silicon Success for NU3000 Multi-Core Signal Processor with DesignWare USB 3.0

We just published a new success story which covers how Inuitive used the DesignWare USB 3.0 IP (and other IP such as DDR, MIPI & Foundation) to help achieve first time silicon success for the NU3000 multi-core signal processor. Inuitive is a fabless semiconductor company. The NU3000 is a multi-core signal processor chip aimed to […]

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Posted in MIPI, Success Stories, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Device, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 PHY, USB 3.0 Products, USB Certification, USB IP, USB-C |


Media Agnostic USB – USB over WiFi in Qualcomm designs – Updated Oct 15

 The USB released a standard called Media Agnostic USB at IDF last month.  The standard essentially creates a class driver specification, a software level specification so that you use USB protocols to send data over any media. Any media in this case is targeted at wireless standards WiFi and WiGig.  Since it’s agnostic, the same class […]

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Posted in Media Agnostic USB, Realtek, Success Stories, USB 3.0, WiFi |


USB 3.0 Docking Stations for Apple PCs and Tablets, Synopsys at IDF, USB Humor

MacBook Air using USB 3.0 to display on 4 PC Monitors DisplayLink has now shipped millions of USB 3.0 Docking Stations in branded items from pretty much every major PC manufacturer in the business.  They expanded their support to Apple PCs so or MacBook Pro and MacBook Air can now connect to a docking station and support […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, USB Demonstration, USB Humor |


Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1

Falling Shipments of Point and Shoot Cameras The Wall Street Journal reported that Point and Shoot Sales are down 42% in the first 5 months of 2013.  That seems like a lot to me. If you read the article, you’ll learn the major manufacturers are forecasting further drops.  They are introducing 10 instead of 20 […]

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Posted in Digital Video, DSC, Server, Success Stories, USB 3.0 |


Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and 10G USB – Who wins?

Thunderlbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 10G USB – Who will Win?  Apple announced MacPro, circular cone shaped Apple PC with 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports.   That’s right, 6 ports.  What is Thunderbolt 2? Why would you possibly need 6 ports of anything, on any PC? Well, this is the PC that will make all other PCs feel […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Storage, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 |


First USB 3.0 Docking Stations Specifically Targetted at Tablets

Belkin announced the release of the very first USB 3.0 Docking Stations specifically targetted at tablet PCs. The design is such that it allows the simultaneous use of 3 screens: the tablet screen and 2 screens attached to the docking station. At this time, the docking station supports Windows 8 Tablets which means that the […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, Tablets |


State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 3 – Monitors using USB 3.0 for Video

Having finished off an entire bag of Siracha flavored potato chips left for me on Tuesday morning (Thanks Scott Knowlton, author of the PCIExpress Blog, !), I turn to the subject of monitors using USB 3.0 for Video. Why in the world would anyone use USB for Video? The answer is the Monitor becomes the […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, DisplayPort, Success Stories, SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 |


Success with USB 3.0 PHY and Core IP – Sunplus

Once and awhile a customer steps forward to tell us “Hey, we really like your IP, let us tell some other people.”  Or in this case, an 3rd Party called TechValidate. SunplusIT integrated our USB 3.0 PHY and Controller into their SoC. They also used our HAPS platforms for prototyping. What’s interesting (to me and […]

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Posted in Success Stories, SunplusIT |


590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products, DisplayLink Design Wins and a USB Slingshot

The USB Implementers Forum announced it has certified 590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products.   These products actually passed certification tests, and each product represents 10s of thousands, 100s of thousands, or millions of units in real, off-the-shelf products shipping.  Two great examples include DisplayLink’s customer ASUS.  ASUS and DisplayLink announced the availability of the ASUS […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Products, USB Toys |