To USB or Not to USB

Archive for the 'USB' Category


What is USB Type-C anyway and what does it have to do with USB 3.1?

One of the challenges I had ramping back up on USB was understanding all of the advancements in the USB specifications since I last worked as part of the Synopsys DesignWare IP group. Of course along with the advancement of the USB specification also came a slew of new acronyms. Anything confusion I encountered was the connection between USB Type-C and USB 3.1. Apparently the confusion between USB Type-C and USB 3.1 is common as a simple search resulted in many technical article links, including the one below which I thought was a very good summary explanation.

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Posted in Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C


Does my NAND need USB 3.0? – Types of NAND by Application – Part 3

NAND flash is the basic component in USB Flash Drives, SD Cards, SSDs as discussed in the first blog.

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Posted in NAND Flash, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Performance


The Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive in the Universe (maybe)

I posted a blog “Fastest USB 3.0 Flash Drive?…” back in January.  I got reader e-mail.

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Posted in FPGA-Based Prototyping, HAPS, Synopsys USB Demonstration, USB, USB 3.0 Performance, USB 3.0 Products, USB Demonstration