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VESA DisplayPort USB Type-C certification now available – Hot off the press

This week VESA announced the availability of the Early Certification Program for USB Type-C Devices Using DisplayPort Alt Mode. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/vesa-develops-early-certification-program-for-usb-type-c-devices-using-displayport-alt-mode-300281243.html The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®) is officially launching its early certification test program for products incorporating the new USB Type-C connector and the DisplayPort Alternate Mode (“Alt Mode”) standard. The Synopsys DesignWare IP supports […]

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Posted in DisplayPort, IoT, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Humor, USB-C |

 

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 |

 

USB in Automotive Applications

Thanks to the huge consumer demand for increased safety, autonomous driving and improved luxury in vehicles the automotive SoC market is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR between 2014 to 2019  (source IC Market Drivers, IC Insights Jan 2016). The fastest growing segment is the Automated Driver Assistance System, ADAS, which is estimated to have […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, iPhone, Mobile Phone, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Video, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

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 |

 

Relationships Between USB Specs

Welcome to Factual Friday. This week I wanted to clarify, with accuracy, the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. If you are designing the USB portion of your latest and greatest product then understanding these relationships is critical to ensure you are developing against the right set of specs. Of […]

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Posted in IoT, IP, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

Why we need Double-Speed USB 3.0, Thunderbolt goes to 20 Gbps

As reported by the Apple Insider, the Innovator announced double-speed ThunderBolt under the code name Falcon Ridge this Monday. This means ThunderBolt 2.0 will run at 20 Gbps. You can seen the graph below at Apple Insider (originally published by the Innovator) This clearly gives Thunderbolt a lead over USB 3.0, and is 2x the […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB IP |

 

Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 2

Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras. How Camera Makers Limit Themselves Why haven’t camera makers embedded NAND Flash?  Because of cost and profit margins.  They don’t include it because most camera makers and the decision makers a conservative bunch of chip makers.  More importantly, they value image quality […]

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Posted in Digital Video, DSC, DVC, Smartphone, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB WiFi, WiFi |

 

Conversation Central Season 3 Launches with Ridiculously Ubiquitous USB, A Romantic Blogger Comedy Movie

Everyone knows about USB Karen Bartleson, leader of the standards world, interviewed Jeff Ravencraft, leader of the USB world. They talked about USB.  Click on the picture below to go to Karen’s “Conversation Central” to see the The Ridiculously Ubiquitous USB” Jeff (left), Karen (right). Actually, Karen is the President of IEEE and Jeff is […]

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Posted in Conversation Central, USB 3.0 |

 

The World’s First USB 3.0 BluRay Player and DVR from Panasonic

  Panasonic quietly started shipping the world’s first BluRay Player/Recorder and Digital Video Recorder with USB 3.0 included.     I will be the first to admit, this is a high end machine.  It has a 3 TB hard drive integrated into the design and (apparently) can record lots of channels at once. Reading the […]

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Posted in Digital Home, DTV, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products |

 

USB 3.0 Movie Kiosk

On my way to a meeting in Nebraska, followed by a meeting in Oklahoma, I passed through an airport with a USB 3.0 Movie Kiosk.   You can buy a recently released movie, transfer it to a USB 3.0 flash drive, and have your movie in seconds.   You might think, “Why Not use WiFi?” […]

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Posted in USB 3.0 |