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USB as seen at CES 2017

So much buzz from CES 2017 this year with the big hitters (IMO) being autonomous cars, IoT devices for the home, specifically security, wearables, virtual reality (VR), 8K TV’s and of course USB everything. Within the space of USB, Type-C was the main theme with cables, chargers, hubs and more abundant from a varied number […]

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Posted in Type C, USB, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C, USB-IF |

 

Surviving without USB

This blog has little to do USB, but it’s the holiday season so maybe we all needed a break from high tech. This week Portland Oregon got a little snow, 2 inches, (25mm) to be more precise and it pretty much shut the city down. The weather had been below freezing for a couple of days […]

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Posted in iPad, Type C, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C |

 

Simplest, Smartest and Lowest Cost USB Type-C

We have been seeing a lot of interest in all things USB Type-C from basic USB 2.0 Type-C support all the way to the higher end USB Type-C Alt Mode with DisplayPort. Actually, the latter is getting the most focus as it’s far more complex than traditional standalone USB operation and it’s a highly desirable […]

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Posted in Synopsys Marketing, Synopsys USB Demonstration, Type C, Uncategorized, USB, USB 3.1, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB-C |

 

USB goes feral

My family and I were given the opportunity to travel to Orlando to visit Universal Studios with Family Forward. If you have not visited Universal in Orlando before or have not been there for a while you can read about it here which also includes a summary of all the great new and coming attractions. […]

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Posted in State of USB, Type C, Uncategorized, USB, USB 101, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Humor, USB Only, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

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 At first it seemed as this was a normal spam comment but then I thought it might […]

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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 […]

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

 

USB Type-C – Greener every day (and why you don’t need USB Power Delivery)

USB – Greening the Earth with USB Type-C (and actual plants) USB Type-C standardizes power across devices, across continents, across oceans. USB Type-C will be the one and only standard for charging phones, tablets, cameras, wearables.  It will be same in cars, homes, offices, and factories. One connector, one cable. For phones alone, switching to […]

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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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Relationships Between USB Specs

Welcome to Factual Friday. This week I wanted to clarify, with accuracy, the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. If you are designing the USB portion of your latest and greatest product then understanding these relationships is critical to ensure you are developing against the right set of specs. Of […]

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Posted in IoT, IP, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, USB Power Delivery, USB-C |

 

USB Type-C: More Power – Part 1

USB Type-C makes USB so awesome you can read about how it makes the world a greener place in Scientific American. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meet-the-world-s-first-truly-universal-cable/ Or you can read a dazzlingly scintilating article here (The meat of this article is below this section, and before the Elephant Jokes, so skip this section if you don’t care about the […]

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