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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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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 |


USB 3.0 IP Prototyping Kits from Synopsys (and More!)

USB 3.0 IP Prototyping Kits from Synopsys (and More!) The super awesome news is that we just made your software engineering and hardware engineering tasks easier and faster. In my 14 years in USB IP, a huge problem for us and our customers has been FPGA prototyping. For our customers back in 2000, they would […]

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Posted in IP Accelerated, IP Prototyping Kits, USB 3.0 IP |


Industry’s First Demo of USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI M-PHY Passing USB Compliance Tests

I’m proud to report Synopsys is the first and only company to demonstrate a real USB 3.0 Host and USB 3.0 Device working with a real MIPI M-PHY and not only demonstrating traffic, but demonstrating how we can pass the tests run by the standard USB Compliance Verifier (USBCV) 3.0. Before we begin, remember that SSIC […]

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Posted in SSIC, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 IP, WiFi |


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 |


IP Summit with USB 3.0 IP, Blooper

  We’re having an IP Summit  March 28 in Santa Clara.  As with all our seminars, it’s based on visiting 100s of customers a year. Topics Include: Analog and Physical IP PCIe Embedded Memories (Embedded Test and Repair) Audio IP Non-volatile memory (NVM) DDR USB 3.0 on HAPS – or USB 3.0 – Ready, Set, […]

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Posted in Bloopers, FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, IP Summit 2012, SNUG 2012, USB 3.0 IP |