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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 |


First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable)

Universe’s First Platform-to-Platform 10G USB 3.1 Host and Device demonstration (over a cable) After working with the USB-IF for more than a year developing the standard, I’m proud and excited to present to you the Industry’s first 10G USB 3.1 Host Platform to Device Platform demonstration.   And the first by an IP Company…   What […]

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Posted in USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.10, USB Demonstration, USB Humor |


Does my NAND require USB 3.0? Part 5 of 5 – Reader Mail

In the past 4 weeks, we’ve explored Part 1: Intro to NAND Part 2: Factors affecting USB (System) Performance – Drivers, Hardware, PHYS Part 3: NAND in SD Cards and Flash Drives Part 4: SSDs speed up and cross-over to Mainstream, Apple with faster SSDs   The Wrong Question I’ve intentionally asked the wrong question.  […]

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Posted in NAND Flash, SD, SDXC, SSD, USB 3.0 Performance |


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. As discussed in the second blog, NAND flash is only one compenent that affects overall USB throughput. Based on feedback from readers, I’m going to go back to the basics on NAND.  For even seasoned Semiconductor […]

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


Does my NAND need USB 3.0?– Part 2 – Factors affecting Performance

When you plug in your USB 3.0 peripheral, like a USB flash drive, into a PC with it’s USB 3.0 Host inside, several things can effect affect performance.  These are both Hardware and Software as shown below. A USB 3.0 xHCI Host is on the left.  A USB 3.0 Device (Peripheral) is on the right. […]

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


Is your NAND Flash fast enough to require USB 3.0? Part 1

Many factors lead to either great USB performance, or poor USB throughput. The storage in your smartphone or tablet, the NAND flash is one factor.   The question is: Is the NAND flash you use fast enough that you need USB 3.0? Can you read and write to your NAND flash fast enough so that […]

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Posted in NAND Flash, Smartphone, Tablets, USB 3.0 Performance |


The Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive in the Universe (maybe)

I posted a blog “Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive?…” back in January.  I got reader e-mail. An kindly reader wrote in: “Look at the Lexar Triton (USB 3.0 Flash Drive)… (It gets USB 3.0 Performance numbers like) 155MB/s read and 150MB/s write … it is “among the fastest”” (Let’s call this reader Mr. Snarkman.) […]

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Posted in FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 Products, USB Demonstration |


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 |


UASP for Faster USB for Mass Storage

All USB Storage products, Flash Drives, Thumb Drives, Hard Drives, and SSDs use a transfer protocol called “Bulk Only Transfer” or “BOT” protocol.  This works reliably in Windows and Linux and other operating systems.  In USB, a Bulk Transfers refers to a transfer of data that must be 100% accurate when it arrives. No errors […]

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Posted in BOT, Light Technical, UASP, USB 3.0 Performance |