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Windows 8 available October 26, 2012 (with USB 3.0), and a Demo with a Win 8 Beta

Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky announced the availability of Windows 8 today as reported in the Microsoft Win 8 Blog a few hours ago.   For USB 3.0, it means every PC with Windows 8 will have the USB 3.0 driver support.  (Windows 7 PCs with USB 3.0 have driver support. Those drivers come   To celebrate […]

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Posted in HAPS, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB 3.0 Pricing, Windows 8 |


The First Commercially Available Tablet PC with USB 3.0–Microsoft Surface, Maybe Soon

  As stated by the CTO of the USB-IF, USB 3.0 hits tablet PCs this year with the Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro PC Tablet. This is much earlier than I would expect.  It would be better if Microsoft announced a date for availability.   The Microsoft Surface PC uses the Ivy Bridge chipset found […]

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Posted in PC Chipset, Tablets, USB 3.0 Adoption, Windows 8 |


TI OMAP 5 Demo – First Mobile / Tablet Reference Design with USB 3.0 fully integrated, The Faster USB 3.0 Flash Drive

TI has now demonstrated the TI OMAP 5 chip which fully integrates USB 3.0, It would have been even better for us SuperSpeed USB freaks if TI had actually demonstrated the USB 3.0 portion. Instead, TI demonstrates stuff like 64fps 1080p video, highly responsive touchscreen scrolling, and points to all the interfaces. Engadget’s exclusive pictures […]

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Posted in CES 2012, Mobile Phone, Smartphone, Tablets, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products, Windows 8 |


USB-IF Certifies PC Chipsets–The ones you care about

  So it’s happened, the company the company that invested USB, and drove USB 2.0 and now USB 3.0 to success has certified their own USB 3.0 Host Controllers.  The USB-IF announcement image (and hyperlink) is below.     It looks like the Series 7 chips set goes into standard PCs that you and I […]

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Posted in Tablets, USB 3.0 Products, USB Certification, Windows 8 |


Windows 8 from a Flash Drive

  Windows 8 from a USB 3.0 Flash Drive At the Build Conference, Microsoft  introduced something called “Windows To Go”  This lets you boot Windows 8 on a USB Flash Drive, so you no longer have to carry around a whole computer.  You could carry around USB Flash Drive that has your entire Windows 8 […]

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Posted in USB 3.0, Windows 8, Windows To Go |


First Windows 8 Demonstration of USB 3.0 at Build, IDF 2011 1 Billion plus USB 3.0 products

1+ Billion USB 3.0 Devices in 2 years During the USB 3.0 session at IDF 2011, Jeff Ravencraft pointed out that in the next 2 years, over 1 billion USB 3.0 enabled products will be shipped. For a second I thought about it, and then I realized “Yes, that’s true.” So I pulled up the […]

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Posted in Thunderbolt, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Adoption, USB Power, Windows 8 |


Windows 8 to support SuperSpeed USB 3.0

It’s finally official, Windows 8 will support SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  Microsoft’s blog really lays out all the virtual and real hardware testing that Microsoft has to go through to make sure the drivers work, and work well. with billions of USB products. Microsoft hasn’t announced a Windows 8 availability date, but we know from IDF […]

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Posted in PC Chipset, USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Products, Windows 8 |