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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 interactions. The below image, click to enlarge, provides a more detailed view of the different specifications, timeline representation and relationships.

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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


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.

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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. 

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Posted in Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 Pricing


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.

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Pricing, 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


USB 3.0 Host Chip Pricing

Digitimes reports that Taiwanese motherboard makers have not seen a reduction in USB 3.0 Host Chip pricing. 

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Pricing