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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).

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Posted in Everyday USB, iPhone, Mobile Phone, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Video, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

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 interactions. The below image, click to enlarge, provides a more detailed view of the different specifications, timeline representation and relationships.

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Posted in DisplayPort, State of USB, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 and 3D, USB 3.0 Device, USB 3.0 Host, USB 3.0 IP, USB 3.0 PHY, USB 3.0 Pricing, USB 3.0 Products, USB 3.1, USB 3.10, USB Certification, USB IP, USB Only, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

Relationships Between USB Specs

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Posted in IoT, IP, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

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

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

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Posted in Type C, USB 3.1, USB-C |

 

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.

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Posted in Type C, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

USB Type-C: More Power – Part 2

USB Fans,

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Posted in Type C, USB-C |

 

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.

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Posted in Type C, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

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.

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Posted in DisplayPort, PC Chipset, Smartphone, State of USB, Thunderbolt, Type C, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C |

 

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.

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Posted in Bluetooth, Everyday USB, State of USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C, WiFi |

 

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 the connection between USB Type-C and USB 3.1. Apparently the confusion between USB Type-C and USB 3.1 is common as a simple search resulted in many technical article links, including the one below which I thought was a very good summary explanation.

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Posted in Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C |