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Welcome to the Chip Battle Royale: HDMI vs. DisplayPort (or USB Type-C). Who Will Win?

I love these kinds of questions It’s like asking if California has the best sunsets or places like Beijing or Kyoto or Seoul or Bangalore do. Which city has your favorite sunset? As marketing people, we ask and get asked this all the time. Which one will win?  Because with every battle royale there must […]

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Posted in DisplayPort, HDMI, USB Video |


A cool video on USB 3.2 and USB 3.2 Primer Part 2

A cool video on USB 3.2 and USB 3.2 Primer Part 2 Today, on Thursday, (what I call 2nd Wednesday), I’ll write about Isochronous over USB 3.2. Before that, Our Super PHY Guy, Gervais Fong, (Product Marketing Manager for USB and DP PHYs) has an great introduction to USB 3.2. Watch the video first. ttps:// […]

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Posted in USB 3.2, USB Video |


USB in Automotive Applications

Thanks to the huge consumer demand for increased safety, autonomous driving and improved luxury in vehicles the automotive SoC market is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR between 2014 to 2019  (source IC Market Drivers, IC Insights Jan 2016). The fastest growing segment is the Automated Driver Assistance System, ADAS, which is estimated to have […]

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Posted in Everyday USB, iPhone, Mobile Phone, SuperSpeed USB, Type C, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB Power, Mobile Phones, Tablets, USB Video, USB-C, USB-IF |


Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 4

So here’s the projected retail price of a 256GB SSD with fast flash inside it What this tells you/me is that the same SSD Crucial drive I bought from Amazon in February 2013 will drop in Retail Price to $18-40.   Remember, since you’ve read the other 3 articles, this means you can now take this super fast […]

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Posted in Digital Video, DSC, DVC, NAND Flash, USB Video |


Fujitsu, Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Stations, Fast USB 3.0 Flash Drive Dialog

Fujitsu and Lenovo announced USB 3.0 Docking Stations both using the DisplayLink USB 3.0 to HDMI chip.   Fujitsu USB 3.0 Docking Station   The ThinkPad Lenovo USB 3.0 Docking Station also has the DisplayLink chip in it. It’s a pretty sleek design.   To celebrate the availability of these two terrific USB 3.0 products, […]

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Posted in SuperSpeed USB, Tablets, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products, USB Demonstration, USB Video |


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.  The USB-IF has been working on SSIC for some time.   This Proof of Concept in FPGA is to test the SSIC specification version 0.90 to see if it actually works in hardware. It worked (mostly).   We learned, […]

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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 |


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 USB 3.0 xHCI Host with MCCI Windows Stacks and Drivers

We’ve achieved read speeds of 320 Megabytes per second (MBps) with the following configuration: Synopsys USB 3.0 xHCI Host Controller Running on the Synopsys HAPS 51FXT FPGA With our Synopsys SuperSpeed USB 3.0 65nm PHY On Windows 7 Running the MCCI USB 3.0 Host Stack and Drivers On the Device side we use the Synopsys […]

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


USB only Monitor from Samsung

Samsung demonstrated a USB only monitor at the Society for Information Display conference last week in Oregon.  The screen uses a forked USB 2.0 connector to provide the power necessary.  This is only possible because this is an edge-lit LED display.   The pictures and the full article are from TechOn here and in the […]

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Posted in USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Video |


Synopsys USB 3.0 IP Videos – All in One Place

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for our USB 3.0 IP videos lately, so I’ve decided to embed them all into a single webpage here.  These are all the videos of our USB 3.0 PHY, Device, xHCI Host, and Hub we have posted in the past 18 months. USB 3.0 Device IP & USB […]

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Posted in HAPS, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 PHY, USB Video |