Sunday, September 19, 2010

USB 3.0 is Ready for Shipment in the Year 2011

The adoption of USB 3.0 is expected to start happening on a large scale in 2011. 3.0 USB shipments will reach 20 million by the end of 2010. "High level of technology illustrates that the adoption of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is an advanced technology development. It is already creating a new generation of devices and components," said Jeff Ravencraft. who is president of the USB-IF organization.

"You know, just one year ago you could count the total number of USB 3.0 certified products on the one hand, but now we've had 120 certified and managed to 'beat' the market. This does not include, there are many more products that certification pending," Said Jeff. According to Jeff, both industry and consumers around the world more than ready for the USB 3.0 that offers impressive performance improvements 10 times faster than previous platforms.

This new standard allows the OEM to produce the device by using the waiting time is minimized by SuperSpeed and optimized power efficiency. Jeff also added addition've seen the USB 3.0 technology advances by companies such as graphics-based SMSC which recently began sampling its ViewSpan product that allows users to easily connect multiple displays both desktop and mobile PCs.

Jeff also stressed that the USB 3.0 protocol is designed with the future in mind to ensure that OEMs will be able to suppress the full potential of that standard. "That is why the protocol itself has been designed to support (the maximum theoretical throughput) speed up to 4.8 Gbps. So, yes, there's plenty of room to scale far in the future," he said.

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