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USB in Automotive Applications

Thanks to the huge consumer demand for increased safety, autonomous driving and improved luxury in vehicles the automotive SoC market is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR between 2014 to 2019  (source IC Market Drivers, IC Insights Jan 2016). The fastest growing segment is the Automated Driver Assistance System, ADAS, which is estimated to have […]

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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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Relationships Between USB Specs

Welcome to Factual Friday. This week I wanted to clarify, with accuracy, the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. If you are designing the USB portion of your latest and greatest product then understanding these relationships is critical to ensure you are developing against the right set of specs. Of […]

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State of USB Spring 2016 – Part 3 (and Snail Jokes) (and Cookie Monster)

State of USB Spring 2016 – Part 3  (and Snail Jokes) This blog will focus on Storage and USB 3.1. Storage and Snail Jokes.  Jokes you can’t get anywhere else on the internet. Unless you search for them. USB 3.1 Gen 2 for High Capacity External Storage Seagate launched the (industry’s (I’d say universe’s) first* […]

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USB Type-C is Here – Are You Ready?

Dozens of products are now shipping with the USB Type-C connector, making it the fastest adopted USB-IF standard and likely to be in your next USB-enabled SoC. Read on to learn about implementing USB 3.1 and USB Type-C in SoCs and how DesignWare® USB IP can help you get your products to market faster. Industry […]

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USB Type-C: More Power – Part 2

USB Fans, It’s great when our 33,000+ readers send us email. We feel our friends read and enjoy our blog in addition to our competitors. (Hi Competitors!) Chris Yokum, USB expert at Total Phase sent me educational email (and one compliment on elephant jokes).  He explains more precisely, more technically what Type C can/will do […]

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USB Type-C: More Power – Part 1

USB Type-C makes USB so awesome you can read about how it makes the world a greener place in Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-the-world-s-first-truly-universal-cable/ Or you can read a dazzlingly scintilating article here (The meat of this article is below this section, and before the Elephant Jokes, so skip this section if you don’t care about the […]

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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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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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What is USB Type-C anyway and what does it have to do with USB 3.1?

One of the challenges I had ramping back up on USB was understanding all of the advancements in the USB specifications since I last worked as part of the Synopsys DesignWare IP group. Of course along with the advancement of the USB specification also came a slew of new acronyms. Anything confusion I encountered was […]

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