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Does my NAND need USB 3.0? – Types of NAND by Application – Part 3

NAND flash is the basic component in USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, SSDs as discussed in the first blog.

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Posted in NAND Flash, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Performance |

 

USB 3.0 in a PC, A Coffee proof USB 3.0 Flash Drive (More), The Kindle & USB

 

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Posted in Kindle, Smartphone, Tablets, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Products |

 

More USB 3.0 Products & Hosts, H.264 over USB

 

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Pricing, USB Certification |

 

4 USB Ports on a LCD TV at CES 2011

So you’ve heard about tablets, the fact that Apple didn’t launch their iPad at CES, everyone is gunning for Apple’s iPad, the Blackberry, Sony, Samsung,… tablet will be famous, and every single article that was written said “Apple iPad” in it.

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB TV, USB WiFi, CES 2011, CES 2010 |

 

Day 15 without an iPod Touch

So I’m waiting for the iPod Touch 4th generation.  Lots of reports now on the next generation one,  here’s one more article at PC World New BlackBerry Curve (with faster USB 2.0) In the meantime, my company (Synopsys) has issued me the new BlackBerry Curve which comes pre-installed with an MMC (Multi-Media Card) of 1GB.  In replaced it with 8GB MMC card, formatted it in the new BlackBerry, and I have a full 8 GB worth of space for holding files (data, music, video).  I can now use the BlackBerry as a portable USB Flash drive, music player, video player, camera, and video camera.  8 GB enough space to carry a backup of critical files and some music.  For the new BlackBerry, I also noticed that the USB Transfer time is much, much faster than my old BlackBerry.  Closer to proper USB 2.0 speeds.  This speaks to the variability in systems of USB 2.0 implementations.  Cheap IP, cheap controllers or PHYs can lead to a real drag on USB performance.  For example, If the USB eye for the PHY is bad, the speed can drop dramatically. BlackBerry with micro-B Many cameras still use the original mini-B receptacles, and I have a dozen of these cables.   This BlackBerry uses the “new” micro-B receptacle, so I had to buy a some new cables on Amazon for $2 which actually includes shipping.  The micro-B is flatter than the mini-B, and was designed to work better with smaller form-factor mobile phones.  This is of course the USB 2.0 Micro-B

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0 |

 

USB only Monitor from Samsung

Samsung demonstrated a USB only monitor at the Society for Information Display conference last week in Oregon.  The screen uses a forked USB 2.0 connector to provide the power necessary.  This is only possible because this is an edge-lit LED display.

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Video |

 

Apple iPad – 6061 Articles and this one

Apple says that 300,000+ iPads flew out it’s Apple Stores’ doors the first day.  Some analysts think that as many as 700,000 were sold in the first few days.

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Posted in iPad, USB 2.0 |

 

USB 3.0 Products Shipping & the Co-Creator of USB

Cyberpower announced that USB 3.0 will be an option on all their Gamer Xtreme PCs.  This (to my knowledge) is the first PC company to announce support for USB 3.0.   I checked out the CyberPower website, and I found 13 models that let me pick USB 3.0 as a feature.   You can see the cheapest PC option here: CyberPower PC with USB 3.0 option. 

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0 |

 

Video Games more important than Food – It’s Official

Sort of.

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Posted in USB 2.0 |

 

Innovation

I’ve visited a lot of customers and potential customers over the past 10 years talking about USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0.  I have to say, that the longer USB 2.0 is around, the more designers come up with ways to use USB 2.0 in products. 

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