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Learn How Inuitive Achieved First-Pass Silicon Success for NU3000 Multi-Core Signal Processor with DesignWare USB 3.0

We just published a new success story which covers how Inuitive used the DesignWare USB 3.0 IP (and other IP such as DDR, MIPI & Foundation) to help achieve first time silicon success for the NU3000 multi-core signal processor. Inuitive is a fabless semiconductor company. The NU3000 is a multi-core signal processor chip aimed to […]

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Posted in MIPI, Success Stories, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Device, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 PHY, USB 3.0 Products, USB Certification, USB IP, USB-C |


New Game Consoles PS4 and XBox Kinect 2 to have USB 3.0

Microsoft Durango Kinect February 20, Microsoft leaked info on on the next generation Kinect Sensor for the next generation XBox.  This is the 3rd generation XBox which could be called the XBox 3, but appears to be called the Durango. So the Durango XBox Kinect 2 has USB 3.0, so we can guess that the […]

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Posted in Digital Home, Gesture Control, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, XBox 360 Kinect |


The World’s First USB 3.0 Digital TV shipping now

Panasonic started shipping the world’s first USB 3.0 digital TVs (DTV).  3 DTV models including the one below.   Check out the Japanese webpage on the Viera if you can read Japanese. Reading the Google Translation of the Panasonic Viera my best guess is as follows: 1) The TV has 2 USB 3.0 Ports 2) […]

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Posted in DTV, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 and 3D, USB 3.0 Products |


590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products, DisplayLink Design Wins and a USB Slingshot

The USB Implementers Forum announced it has certified 590 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Products.   These products actually passed certification tests, and each product represents 10s of thousands, 100s of thousands, or millions of units in real, off-the-shelf products shipping.  Two great examples include DisplayLink’s customer ASUS.  ASUS and DisplayLink announced the availability of the ASUS […]

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Products, USB Toys |


Windows 8 available October 26, 2012 (with USB 3.0), and a Demo with a Win 8 Beta

Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky announced the availability of Windows 8 today as reported in the Microsoft Win 8 Blog a few hours ago.   For USB 3.0, it means every PC with Windows 8 will have the USB 3.0 driver support.  (Windows 7 PCs with USB 3.0 have driver support. Those drivers come   To celebrate […]

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Posted in HAPS, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Pricing, Windows 8 |


The First Commercially Available Tablet PC with USB 3.0–Microsoft Surface, Maybe Soon

  As stated by the CTO of the USB-IF, USB 3.0 hits tablet PCs this year with the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro PC Tablet. This is much earlier than I would expect.  It would be better if Microsoft announced a date for availability.   The Microsoft Surface PC uses the Ivy Bridge chipset found […]

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Posted in PC Chipset, Tablets, USB 3.0 Adoption, Windows 8 |


Apple adds USB 3.0 to MacBook Pro and MacBook Air–Every USB 3.0 port comes with 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.   The new Apple MacBooks use the fastest, most advanced Ivy Bridge PC chipset which include USB 3.0 I think this means Apple deployed official USB 3.0 support before […]

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Posted in Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Products |


USB 3.0 Integrated in PC Chipsets shipping with Integrated USB 3.0, USB 3.0 in Tablets

  PC Chipsets with integrated USB 3.0 (from the Innovator/inventor of USB) started shipping at the beginning of April for reviews. Here’s a table from Anandtech clearly showing there will be 4 USB 3.0 ports!   They’ve added 4 USB 3.0 ports and to the existing 14 USB 2.0 ports. If you look at your […]

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Posted in PC Chipset, Smartphone, Tablets, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Host, USB 3.0 IP, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 Products |


Synopsys USB 3.0 Host Certification Demo with USB Gold Tree

Most people don’t have a clue what goes on with USB 3.0 Certification (or USB 2.0 Certification). So here’s a video of our USB 3.0 xHCI Host interoperating with a whole bunch of USB products.    These products are arranged into a USB Gold Tree as specified by the USB-IF.   USB 3.0 xHCI Host Certification […]

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Posted in HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB Certification, USB IP, USB Video |


Duty Free USB 3.0 –at the Japan Airport, To USB or Not To USB, Analog Insights, MIPI OnTheGo

If you can buy something in the airport, it’s mainstream product, right?   This Duty Free USB 3 Hard Drive sells for 147,000 Yen at Narita Airport.     I like saying “Duty Free USB 3.” It rhymes. The 147,000 Yen price = 189 dollars.  A little pricey, maybe because every imported electronics device into Japan […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Pricing, USB 3.0 Products |