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Version 2 of the USB 3.0 standard available late 2014

July 17, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Almost all current laptops are equipped with one or more USB 3.0 ports, and this fast USB connection is becoming a standard feature on an increasing number of products. The USB-IF organization in charge of the USB standard announced an even faster ve...

New USB 3.0 standard supports up to 100 watts

April 27, 2013 - 01:05 PM

USB 3.0 is starting to settle in: aside from motherboards and external hard drives, an increasing number of products features the interface. Monitors are equipped with USB 3.0 hubs more often and it's considered a disadvantage for a chassis not to ha...

HighPoint launches a USB 3.0 expansion card for Mac OS X

February 12, 2013 - 03:53 AM

While USB expansion cards for Windows-based systems are a commodity, this isn't quite the case for Apple's Macintosh computers, as they require specialized drivers to work on these machines. HighPoint has developed a new USB 3.0 controller specifical...

SeriTek debuts new eSATA module for Mac Pro

December 14, 2012 - 08:37 AM

FirmTek has launched a new eSATA adaptor, for us in both Windows PCs and Apple's Mac Pro systems. The SeriTek/Q6G is a PCI-express expansion card, whose controller offers speeds of up to 2 GB/s in X4-mode. It can also be used in an X2 slot and relays...

VLI develops next-gen USB 3.0 hub controller

April 21, 2012 - 05:40 AM

VIA Labs Inc. (VLI) has developed a new controller for USB 3.0 hubs, the VL812. This controller is to be more energy efficient and VIA claims that they're the first to integrate a 5V DC-DC switching regulator. With it, the controller can be impleme...

NEC creates first USB 3.0 hardware

May 19, 2009 - 04:06 PM

A bit ahead of the Super Speed USB Developers conference, NEC has presented its first USB3.0 hardware based on the company's own μPD720200 controllerchip. Both an ExpressCard for notebooks and a PCI-Express expansion card for desktops has been shown....

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