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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. Watch it because it distills USB and Thunderbolt into about 20 seconds of content.   USB and Thunderbolt as explained in 90 seconds as explained by a Microsoft OEM person   Subscribe Forward this Blog Address […]

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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.     And you watched all of last week’s videos, and saw how DisplayLink demonstrates working products and describes how their chip adapts to the available […]

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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.  The specification is now final and approved by the USB-IF. USB 3.0 delivers up to 4.5W of power for charging. This is an […]

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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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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. Including our: 1) Fastest USB 3.0 in the Universe and 2) USB 3.0 interoperability with the USB 3.0 Compliance Gold Tree   Today, here’s the demonstration of our USB 3.0 Device […]

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Synopsys USB 3.0 Success Story – Realtek

We have a new Success Story from Realtek with our USB 3.0 digital IP. Using DesignWare USB 3.0 IP, Realtek achieved first-silicon success for their industry’s first certified USB 3.0 card reader.  So read the Success Story here talking about the integration of our USB 3.0 Device into the Realtek design. I think this might […]

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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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$800M says Thunderbolt stays Closed

I’m constantly asked: “Will Thunderbolt replace USB 3.0?” Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 will co-exist & live long, fruitful lives As reported previously, Apple filed and recieved a patent for a new iPhone or iPad connector which looks  like a Thunderbolt connection. You can see in the picture that it includes connections for USB 3.0 and […]

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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.   USB 3.0 Docking Stations Cost Less Existing laptop docking stations use PCIExpress Bridges. If you have one, that docking station on […]

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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.   Fujitsu USB 3.0 Docking Station   The ThinkPad Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Station also has the DisplayLink chip in it. It’s a pretty sleek design.   To celebrate the availability of these two terrific USB 3.0 products, […]

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