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Will Wireless (data & charging) replace USB?

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.

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Posted in Bluetooth, Everyday USB, State of USB, Type C, USB, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, USB-C, WiFi


Media Agnostic USB – USB over WiFi in Qualcomm designs – Updated Oct 15

 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.

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Posted in Media Agnostic USB, Realtek, Success Stories, USB 3.0, WiFi


Industry’s First Demo of USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI M-PHY Passing USB Compliance Tests

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.

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Posted in SSIC, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 IP, WiFi


State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 2 – Wireless Routers

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.

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Posted in State of USB, USB 3.0, WiFi


State of USB – Spring 2013 – Part 1 – Wireless Drives

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?”

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Posted in SATA, SSD, State of USB, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, WiFi


Why my Video Cameras and Digital Cameras really need USB 3.0 – Part 2

Camera makers can make more money by embedding NAND Flash in their cameras.

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Posted in Digital Video, DSC, DVC, Smartphone, USB 3.0, USB 3.0, USB WiFi, WiFi


Double-Speed USB 3.0 – Why it’s needed, really – Part 2 – USB and WiFi

I had lunch with a friend today.

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Posted in USB WiFi, WiFi


Latency, WiFi, and USB 3.0

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”

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Posted in Uncategorized, USB Toys, USB WiFi, WiFi


Wireless needs Wired USB 3.0

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.

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Posted in USB 3.0, WiFi


The World’s First 2 Wireless Routers with USB 3.0, PCI Express Blog Launches Today


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Posted in USB 3.0 Products, WiFi