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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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USB saves the Earth

So the European Union has said, you must use USB as the charger for all cell phones in Europe going forward.  In fact, the EU estimates that there are over 1 Billion non-USB chargers sitting around Europe that are simply garbage.  By changing over to USB as the standard connector, this will eliminate the need […]

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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-IF Certifies PC Chipsets–The ones you care about

  So it’s happened, the company the company that invested USB, and drove USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 to success has certified their own USB 3.0 Host Controllers.  The USB-IF announcement image (and hyperlink) is below.     It looks like the Series 7 chips set goes into standard PCs that you and I […]

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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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TI OMAP 5 for Phones & Tablets with USB 3.0

Here’s a TI promotional video for their upcoming TI OMAP.  I highly recommend you take a look at the entire video. ——— On Feb 22, 2013 — Added 2 links to locations to watch the videos since the old one appears to be broken—–  http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xgxir1_the-new-omap-5-platform-from-texas-instruments_news?search_algo=2 http://youtu.be/y07-G-GmvBY ——- = End of Edits You will see it […]

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Microsoft Store, Windows 7 Phone & Tablet PC Reviews

So that I don’t have to re-name this blog “To Apple or Not to Apple.” Here’s my really surprisingly, super positive experience at the Microsoft Store in the Mall of America.   USB 3.0 in Laptops After being greeted by several people, in brightly colored T-Shirts, I asked a one person, “Where are the USB 3.0 […]

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