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First and Only Certified USB 3.1 Host IP (in the Universe) probably

Synopsys earned the first ever certification of a USB 3.1 Host IP Solution.

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Posted in USB 3.1, USB Certification |

 

How long will we be living USB Type-C dongle hell? Not Long I think

 

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Posted in DisplayPort, FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, IP Accelerated, IP Prototyping Kits, Type C, USB 3.1, USB Certification, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

Part 2: USB Type-C to replace the 3.5mm head phone jack

Last week I blogged about how USB Type-C would replace the 3.5mm audio jack in the future. I asked the readers to comment on what they thought about this. Below is one of the comments I didn’t approve

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Posted in IoT, iPad, Type C, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Certification, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C |

 

USB Type-C to replace the 3.5mm head phone jack & introducing USB-IF certified USB-C chargers

During IDF 2016 there was a lot of buzz around USB Type-C. Two of the hot topics were USB Type-C for audio and the announcement by the USB-IF to offer certification for Type-C chargers. Also, Synopsys demonstrated our USB-IF Certified 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) host and device solution. Below is a picture of a video shoot from the show, we will publish the videos we shot in a couple of weeks.

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Posted in Thunderbolt, Type C, USB 3.1, USB Authentication, USB Certification, USB Demonstration, USB Power Delivery |

 

USB Certification – Important, Critical and a Great Starting Point (not an Endpoint)

USB is endpoints

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Posted in USB 101, USB Certification |

 

Achieving USB 3.1 Certification, Successful Type-C Implementation, DisplayLink Videos and more

The new DesignWare Technical Bulletin has just been published

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Posted in DisplayLink, Success Stories, Type C, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Certification |

 

Learn How Inuitive Achieved First-Pass Silicon Success for NU3000 Multi-Core Signal Processor with DesignWare USB 3.0

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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 |

 

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 interactions. The below image, click to enlarge, provides a more detailed view of the different specifications, timeline representation and relationships.

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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 |

 

Will USB Type-C burn my device?

I ran into this article online last week, http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-find-safe-usb-type-c-cables it discusses how a bad USB Type-C cable fried a Google engineers equipment, including a Chromebook Pixel. It also covers another issue when another bad Type-C cable drew too much power from a laptops port killing them. I highly suggest you read the article, but if you don’t have time then in summary; when a low quality, uncertified USB Type-C cable was used the incorrect resistance value for Type-C configuration causes the device to think it’s connected to a 3amp USB Type-C connection. Drawing 3A from a 500mA or 900mA port is not a good idea; the extra current draw damaged both devices. This issues reared its ugly head when using a USB Type-C to USB Type-A uncertified cable.

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Posted in Type C, USB 3.1, USB 3.10, USB Certification, USB-C |

 

The World’s First Demonstration of SuperSpeed InterChip (SSIC)

Synopsys worked with the USB-IF SSIC Working Group to develop a SSIC Proof of Concept demonstration. 

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Posted in FPGA-Based Prototyping, HSIC, Smartphone, SSIC, SuperSpeed USB, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB Certification, USB Demonstration, USB Video, USB-IF |