Sethu Jose, Subha Komath, Cypress Semiconductor
EETimes (1/17/2013 12:47 PM EST)
Since its introduction in 2000, USB 2.0 has been the de-facto interface standard of the PC world. With a transfer rate of 480Mbps, it is lightning fast and served as an apt solution for many interfacing needs. However, with the rise in demand for higher data rate applications like HD video streaming and high capacity hard disks, the reign of USB 2.0 is slowly being replaced by its successor – USB 3.0.
In communication world, faster is always better. With USB 3.0, 10 times faster data transfers are within reach. With a signaling rate of 5Gbps, SuperSpeed has dawned as a ‘Fast Sync and Go’ Technology. Thanks to SuperSpeed, users can copy a HD movie of 25 GB in just 70 seconds compared to 13.9 minutes at High Speed. This means no more waiting for consumers.
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