The big question on people’s minds is if wireless, data transfer and charging, will replace USB in the future. The simple answer is NO, USB is here to stay. For the longer answer read on.
The USB released a standard called Media Agnostic USB at IDF last month. The standard essentially creates a class driver specification, a software level specification so that you use USB protocols to send data over any media.
I’m proud to report Synopsys is the first and only company to demonstrate a real USB 3.0 Host and USB 3.0 Device working with a real MIPI M-PHY and not only demonstrating traffic, but demonstrating how we can pass the tests run by the standard USB Compliance Verifier (USBCV) 3.0.
Now that you are back from the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder’s meeting in Omaha, filled with Gorat’s Steakhouse steak and Dairy Queen goodness, your thoughts naturally turn to USB 3.0 and ask: Where can I find USB 3.o in WiFi? After you read about wireless drives in last week’s entry, you need a fast router that is also WiFi-AC to connect quickly to other “stuff” on your network. A USB 3.0 Host port on that router lets you create an in-home, personal cloud for everyone to share the same pictures, videos, and tax records across all your tablets, PCs, and phones.
As your thoughts turn to spring, and the great outdoors (except for in Minnesota where I’m from, where you watched fishing on TV this past weekend), you naturally ask yourself, “What is going on with that whole USB 3.0 thing?”
Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras.
I had lunch with a friend today.
In a WiFi group I visit, I received a response that said something like “I’ve reviewed WiFi-AC products with USB 2.0 and it seems that WiFi-AC can’t really take adantage of USB 3.0 speeds”
You’ve read the first criticisms of the first WiFi-AC routers that have only USB 2.0 and not USB 3.0. USB 2.0 just isn’t fast enough.