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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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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 |


TI supports Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt Pricing

This means TI developed 6 devices or chips that support Thunderbolt.  In other words, TI chips sit next to the actual Thunderbolt chips.  Interestingly, if you look at the prices of the TI devices in the announcement you will see the following table:   The Thunderbolt chips are made by only one company, the Innovator […]

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

  More USB 3.0 The USB-IF reported this week that 237 USB 3.0 products have certified. First, This is Awesome. 237 products easily supports hundreds of millions of USB 3.0 products Second, We need More. Until now, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification has not been superspeedy. Why? 1) Mostly to keep the quality of the USB […]

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


USB 3.0 Host Chip Pricing

Digitimes reports that Taiwanese motherboard makers have not seen a reduction in USB 3.0 Host Chip pricing.    “With a global market share of 95%, Renesas currently quotes US$2.20-2.50 for its USB 3.0 host ICs, much higher than US$1.70-1.80 quoted by ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs of which their products were just adopted […]

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