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Synopsys USB IP – Best in the Universe

This afternoon I thought “There isn’t enough caramel in the world.” Specifically, my favorite candy bar the “100 GRAND” has the right balance of caramel, chocolate, and crispy rice in a bite size piece.   Sadly the candy bowls on 3 floors did not have any 100 GRAND bars. As a poor substitute, I ate 2 […]

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

We just published a new success story which covers how Inuitive used the DesignWare USB 3.0 IP (and other IP such as DDR, MIPI & Foundation) to help achieve first time silicon success for the NU3000 multi-core signal processor. Inuitive is a fabless semiconductor company. The NU3000 is a multi-core signal processor chip aimed to […]

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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 […]

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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 |


Why we need Double-Speed USB 3.0, Thunderbolt goes to 20 Gbps

As reported by the Apple Insider, the Innovator announced double-speed ThunderBolt under the code name Falcon Ridge this Monday. This means ThunderBolt 2.0 will run at 20 Gbps. You can seen the graph below at Apple Insider (originally published by the Innovator) This clearly gives Thunderbolt a lead over USB 3.0, and is 2x the […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB IP |


Synopsys Japan IP R&D Design Team

If you follow Synopsys Mergers news we acquired a Japanese company. Here I am welcoming the team our Japan IP R&D Design Team to Mountain View today. Eric and Synopsys IP R&D Design Team Listen carefully to the video for clues on how this entry relates to USB 3.0 IP. We recorded the video on […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB IP |


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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Posted in HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB Certification, USB IP, USB Video |


Synopsys wins more than 30 customers and more than 40 design wins for USB 3.0 IP

Why does it matter that Synopsys has more than 30 customers and 40 design wins for USB 3.0? An excellent question. Let’s start with this:  When will PCs have USB 3.0? In April this year, AMD and the Innovator that invented USB announced USB 3.0 will ship in 2012.   When will Microsoft support USB […]

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Posted in USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 PHY, USB IP |


Certified USB 3.0 Host IP from Synopsys

Synopsys, the only IP company with Certified Host & Device IP Not only that, we had our PHYs in these systems also when we certified our Host and Device. PHYs in multiple processes.  PHYs that run at all USB speeds. I’d spend another 12 paragraphs telling you how having the complete USB IP “solution” really […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, USB IP |


“The Future of High Performance Flash Cards” (& USB 3.0)

Today at the Flash Memory Summit, Lexar’s Jonathan Hubert presented “The Future of High Performance Flash Cards.”   The proposed standard called “BluLightning” transfers data faster than SDXC. In fact, BluLightning uses USB 3.0. The Problem Anyone buying a digital camera these days knows that transferring 2 or 4 or 8 GB of pictures takes forever.  […]

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Posted in BluLightning, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 PHY, USB IP |


USB Software Alliance

We launched our USB Software Alliance program last week with our participants, Emsys, Jungo, MCCI, and MicroDigital. Although we provide reference drivers and programming guides for our USB Cores (and other cores too), many of our customer outsource their software drivers to other companies. Projects differ.  A cell phone, digital camera, or a set top […]

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Posted in iPad, iPod, USB 3.0, USB IP, USB Software |