During IDF 2016 there was a lot of buzz around USB Type-C. Two of the hot topics were USB Type-C for audio and the announcement by the USB-IF to offer certification for Type-C chargers. Also, Synopsys demonstrated our USB-IF Certified 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) host and device solution. Below is a picture of a video shoot from the show, we will publish the videos we shot in a couple of weeks.
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.
Hybrid IP Prototyping and USB 3.1 ahead, but first an opening joke
Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive
Thunderlbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 10G USB – Who will Win?
As we enter the next era of USB, the 10 Gbps one, I’m asked constantly, why does USB need to go any faster? Answer: Users expect Instant On, fast access to everything. This means you need lower latentces, and faster access to everything inside and outside your device, tablet, phablet, or phone. If you have a notebook PC or ultrathin PC or ultrabook, it will have limited space. You have the option of having an external wireless or wired drive.
A Blog Reader kindly forwarded this video to me explaining the differences in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt.
At Tim Cook’s keynote today, Apple announced USB 3.0 available in the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Here’s the screen shot from the Apple website.
I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?”
This means TI developed 6 devices or chips that support Thunderbolt. In other words, TI chips sit next to the actual Thunderbolt chips.