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USB Audio Device Class 3.0

Welcome to what I call the second Wednesday of this week, or what you would call Thursday.  Here’s a blog on USB Audio Device Class 3.0 USB 2.0 and Audio work well together. The highest audio quality data streams with 7 channels of audio at the highest bit rates easily fit into the USB 2.0 bandwidth […]

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USB Audio Device Class 3.0 and Elon’s Neural Interface

USB Audio Device Class 3.0 and Elon’s Neural Interface   After a meeting in Synopsys Building 8 this morning, a colleague said to my, “You know it’s a real problem that this (undisclosed) product doesn’t support USB audio like the Apple and Pixel 2 phones do with Type C. My immediate response was, “Well, the […]

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Wireless, Quantum Computing, and a USB Type-C

Wireless, Quantum Computing, and a USB Type-C The ultimate in quantum computing is wireless communications. (Really there’s a lot more than that). The idea is that if I can get the particles in California entangled with particles in China, I could have instaneous communication. (I don’t know how much power it would take, if it […]

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USB as seen at CES 2017

So much buzz from CES 2017 this year with the big hitters (IMO) being autonomous cars, IoT devices for the home, specifically security, wearables, virtual reality (VR), 8K TV’s and of course USB everything. Within the space of USB, Type-C was the main theme with cables, chargers, hubs and more abundant from a varied number […]

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Surviving without USB

This blog has little to do USB, but it’s the holiday season so maybe we all needed a break from high tech. This week Portland Oregon got a little snow, 2 inches, (25mm) to be more precise and it pretty much shut the city down. The weather had been below freezing for a couple of days […]

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How long will we be living USB Type-C dongle hell? Not Long I think

  There has been lots of chatter on dongles now that Apple taken the leap of faith and removed all ports on the new MacBook Pros except one, the USB Type-C (USB-C) port. Now while in my opinion this is a bold move in the right direction it does lead to a transition phase where […]

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Simplest, Smartest and Lowest Cost USB Type-C

We have been seeing a lot of interest in all things USB Type-C from basic USB 2.0 Type-C support all the way to the higher end USB Type-C Alt Mode with DisplayPort. Actually, the latter is getting the most focus as it’s far more complex than traditional standalone USB operation and it’s a highly desirable […]

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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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Part 2: USB Type-C to replace the 3.5mm head phone jack

Last week I blogged about how USB Type-C would replace the 3.5mm audio jack in the future. I asked the readers to comment on what they thought about this. Below is one of the comments I didn’t approve At first it seemed as this was a normal spam comment but then I thought it might […]

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