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Synopsys USB 3.0 Host Certification Demo with USB Gold Tree

Most people don’t have a clue what goes on with USB 3.0 Certification (or USB 2.0 Certification). So here’s a video of our USB 3.0 xHCI Host interoperating with a whole bunch of USB products.    These products are arranged into a USB Gold Tree as specified by the USB-IF.   USB 3.0 xHCI Host Certification […]

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USB-IF Certifies PC Chipsets–The ones you care about

  So it’s happened, the company the company that invested USB, and drove USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 to success has certified their own USB 3.0 Host Controllers.  The USB-IF announcement image (and hyperlink) is below.     It looks like the Series 7 chips set goes into standard PCs that you and I […]

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More USB 3.0 Products & Hosts, H.264 over USB

  More USB 3.0 The USB-IF reported this week that 237 USB 3.0 products have certified. First, This is Awesome. 237 products easily supports hundreds of millions of USB 3.0 products Second, We need More. Until now, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification has not been superspeedy. Why? 1) Mostly to keep the quality of the USB […]

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Mainstreaming USB 3.0 – PC Chipset Support

  USB 3.0 PC Chipset Support Rick Merritt of the EETimes reports a rumor today that 2 major PC Chipset companies brought USB 3.0 support to a recent USB Plugfest. The USB-IF holds a quarterly USB Plugfest interoperability testing, usually in San Jose, California, but also in Asia.  The USB-IF held the most recent (February) […]

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Kinect Teardown from EE Times, Second USB 3.0 Host Certified

Sony and Microsoft have added Motion Control to their game systems.  Specifically, Sony has wireless motions sensing remotes (called the Move) similar to the Wii controller (WiMote).  Microsoft has the Kinect. Microsoft Kinect gives the 5 year old XBox and will likely boost sales and lengthen the life of the XBox 360 further. In fact, […]

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USB 3.0 in Chipsets

Digitimes reports that USB 3.0 will appear in chipsets by January 2012. Given that everyone from Apple’s Steve Jobs showed concerns about USB 3.0 deployment,   I can only say this: USB 3.0 is complex. The Inventors of USB aren’t fooling around, they want to do it right. I find this encouraging. Lots of products […]

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Certified SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP Solution – Core and PHY IP

Our Synopsys engineering team earned SuperSpeed USB 3.0 certification for our USB 3.0 IP Solution including our USB 3.0 Device Core and our USB 3.0 PHY in TSMC 65LP.  We designed our USB IP into a mass storage reference design.  Think of it as a hardware prototype of a giant USB 3.0 flash drive that […]

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USB 3.0 Certification

The USB-IF will begin certifying SuperSpeed USB 3.0 products at it’s lab at the Platform Interoperability Lab.  This is significant because it means 2 things: 1) The USB 3.0 Certification Program is ready to go.  You an actually get a logo for your product. 2) All the compliance tests are ready and the interoperability Gold […]

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USB Won, Certified Wireless USB will Win. Really…

I agreed to do this blog because there is so little opinionated stuff debunking the debunkers of Wireless USB. Yes, I’m a USB chauvinist, and a Wireless USB chauvinist, but I understand how this stuff gets adopted and used.  At least in my own mind. 🙂   USB Won, Certified Wireless will Win – So […]

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