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Too Few USB Ports, USB is Hard because it’s Easy, International Happiness Day

Not Enough USB Ports The most common complaint I hear now is that PC’s don’t offer enough USB 3.0 ports. In the most recent blog from Jeff Cable, he talks about how he bought a MacPro that has only 4 USB 3.0 ports.  Jeff Cable says: “The only bad thing is that the new Mac […]

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Media Agnostic USB – USB over WiFi in Qualcomm designs – Updated Oct 15

 The USB released a standard called Media Agnostic USB at IDF last month.  The standard essentially creates a class driver specification, a software level specification so that you use USB protocols to send data over any media. Any media in this case is targeted at wireless standards WiFi and WiGig.  Since it’s agnostic, the same class […]

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Building a Point and Shoot Camera to Compete with Smart Phones – Part 1

Falling Shipments of Point and Shoot Cameras The Wall Street Journal reported that Point and Shoot Sales are down 42% in the first 5 months of 2013.  That seems like a lot to me. If you read the article, you’ll learn the major manufacturers are forecasting further drops.  They are introducing 10 instead of 20 […]

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Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 2 with Enterprise SSD

Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive PCWorld reported the demonstration of a Thunderbolt 1 Flash Drive at Computex 2013.  The drive is a prototype.  The prototype is 128GB in size, made by SanDisk, and is considered an SSD, and apparently operates at Thunderbolt 1 speeds.    The PCWorld article shows a picture of the drive (shown above), but does not show […]

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Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, and 10G USB – Who wins?

Thunderlbolt 2, USB 3.0 and 10G USB – Who will Win?  Apple announced MacPro, circular cone shaped Apple PC with 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports.   That’s right, 6 ports.  What is Thunderbolt 2? Why would you possibly need 6 ports of anything, on any PC? Well, this is the PC that will make all other PCs feel […]

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Game Consoles with USB 3.0 – XBox One and PS4

Microsoft unveiled the XBox One this week.  The Press Conference revealed what we should have known (from reading about the Kinect 2) that the XBox One and the Kinect 2 have USB 3.0. Why is USB 3.0 necessary? The Kinect 2 has to take a 1920 x 1080 x a bunch of other numbers video stream.   The system a […]

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Industry’s First Demo of USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI M-PHY Passing USB Compliance Tests

I’m proud to report Synopsys is the first and only company to demonstrate a real USB 3.0 Host and USB 3.0 Device working with a real MIPI M-PHY and not only demonstrating traffic, but demonstrating how we can pass the tests run by the standard USB Compliance Verifier (USBCV) 3.0. Before we begin, remember that SSIC […]

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Why we need 10G USB (Double-Speed USB 3.0)? – Revisited

As we enter the next era of USB, the 10 Gbps one, I’m asked constantly, why does USB need to go any faster? Answer:  Users expect Instant On, fast access to everything.  This means you need lower latentces, and faster access to everything inside and outside your device, tablet, phablet, or phone. If you have […]

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 3 – Monitors using USB 3.0 for Video

Having finished off an entire bag of Siracha flavored potato chips left for me on Tuesday morning (Thanks Scott Knowlton, author of the PCIExpress Blog, !), I turn to the subject of monitors using USB 3.0 for Video. Why in the world would anyone use USB for Video? The answer is the Monitor becomes the […]

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State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 1 – Wireless Drives

As your thoughts turn to spring, and the great outdoors (except for in Minnesota where I’m from, where you watched fishing on TV this past weekend), you naturally ask yourself, “What is going on with that whole USB 3.0 thing?” Well, it’s been 1 year since the Ivy Bridge chipset started shipping with USB 3.0 […]

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