To USB or Not to USB

  Always on the lookout for USB products, our Technical Marketing Manager found the Huawei Mate 10 supporting both USB Type-C and DisplayPort. As far as we can tell, this is the very first phone ever to support both USB and DisplayPort through a single connector (Type-C) with the DisplayPort using Alternate mode. The Huawei […]

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Why did the USB guy fail the multiple choice test? Answer at the bottom of the blog PCIExpress is Everywhere! I asked Richard Solomon, our USB Technical Marketing Manager, “Why is PCIExpress everywhere?”: “Everywhere there’s not a cable perhaps – USB to connect things across cables, PCIe for everything else. It IS kinda amazing that […]

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USB Type C and HDMI, Elon sending Tesla into space January 3 2018 Happy New Year! While Elon Musk is launching the first Tesla Roadster into a billion year elliptical orbit near Mars, I’m looking at two resolutions. How can I be Elon Musk? How can I get better at Mandarin? Since I’ll never be […]

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From USB 2.0 to USB 3.2, USB cables became shorter. When USB replaced keyboards and mice, USB’s signaling rates of 1.5 Mbps and 12 Mbps. Transmitted more than enough data. If you know what a floppy disk is, those stored data in the Megabytes. When USB 2.0 launched in 1999 it maintained the 5 meter […]

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Bit Error Rates and Snoopy’s rejection letters Bit Error Rates (BER) in wired and wireless communication communicate the “allowable” or target number of errors (rejected or non-transmitted data) that can occur over some given time. Usually this is measured of a period time like a second. Wired interfaces enable faster speeds because a hard wire […]

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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://youtu.be/Q2lkl6jvE6E […]

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Welcome to what I call the second Wednesday of this week, or what you would call Thursday.  Here’s a blog on USB Audio Device Class 3.0 USB 2.0 and Audio work well together. The highest audio quality data streams with 7 channels of audio at the highest bit rates easily fit into the USB 2.0 bandwidth […]

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USB 3.2 Primer – Part 1 USB 3.2 brings us from USB 3.1’s 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps. The always cunning and clever USB-IF did a lot to make this work well. USB 3.2 only works with the new Type C connector. The Type-C connector and Cable provide two lanes, Lane 0 and Lane 1.   […]

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USB Audio Device Class 3.0 and Elon’s Neural Interface   After a meeting in Synopsys Building 8 this morning, a colleague said to my, “You know it’s a real problem that this (undisclosed) product doesn’t support USB audio like the Apple and Pixel 2 phones do with Type C. My immediate response was, “Well, the […]

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Wireless, Quantum Computing, and a USB Type-C The ultimate in quantum computing is wireless communications. (Really there’s a lot more than that). The idea is that if I can get the particles in California entangled with particles in China, I could have instaneous communication. (I don’t know how much power it would take, if it […]

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