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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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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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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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DisplayLink Announces HP USB 3.0 Docking Station Design Win

HP has started shipping a USB 3.0 port replicator (docking station) at a price point of $149 based on the DisplayLink USB 3.0 to HDMI/DVI video chip. DisplayLink adds HP to it’s list of customers which includes  HP and Lenovo USB 3.0 port replicator / docking station products and 2 Targus products. (You can see […]

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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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