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USB and Thunderbolt in 90 seconds

A Blog Reader kindly forwarded this video to me explaining the differences in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt.

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Posted in Thunderbolt, USB 2.0, USB 3.0


DisplayLink Success Story–USB 3.0 Device, PHY, and HDMI

You read last weeks blog on HP shipping a USB 3.0 Port Replicator / Docking Station with the DisplayLink chip. See the cool picture below of the HP product.

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Posted in DisplayLink, HDMI, Success Stories, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products


USB Power Delivery up to 100W of power, Specification Goes Final & Public

USB delivers power, enough to charge your mobile phone or tablet, but slower than you want.  You need more power for faster charging, so the inventors of USB invented USB Power Delivery. 

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Power, USB Power Delivery


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


Synopsys USB 3.0 Device and PHY on HAPS61-2

You’ve seen the USB 3.0 Device and PHY and USB 3.0 Host and PHY in plenty of demonstrations on the HAPS51T-2 and HAPSFXT platforms.

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Posted in HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB 3.0


Synopsys USB 3.0 Success Story – Realtek

We have a new Success Story from Realtek with our USB 3.0 digital IP.

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Posted in Success Stories, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products


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.

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


$800M says Thunderbolt stays Closed

I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?”

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Posted in iPad, iPhone, PC Chipset, Smartphone, Tablets, Thunderbolt, USB 3.0


USB 3.0 Docking Stations Replace all Others – Starting Now

The Fujitsu, ThinkPad, and Targus USB 3.0 Docking Stations represent the first of future Docking stations.  These units will completely replace the existing docking stations on your desktop within the next 3 years.

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products


Fujitsu, Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Stations, Fast USB 3.0 Flash Drive Dialog

Fujitsu and Lenovo announced USB 3.0 Docking Stations both using the DisplayLink USB 3.0 to HDMI chip.

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Posted in SuperSpeed USB, Tablets, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products, USB Demonstration, USB Video