Most people don’t have a clue what goes on with USB 3.0 Certification (or USB 2.0 Certification).
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.
Digitimes reports that USB 3.0 will appear in chipsets by January 2012.
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 costs over $100,000 in hardware. See the hardware below. At the USB-IF’s Platform Interoperability Lab in Oregon, we passed a rigorous set of tests over 2 days including protocol, electrical, and interoperability tests.
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:
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. 🙂