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Monday, 23 May 2011 11:58

USB 3 controllers on the rise

Written by Nick Farell


Standard use starting to grow
Renesas has decided to go flat out in its production of  USB 3.0 host controllers as demand for the serial interface standard increases.

The outfit said that it will double production of USB 3 controllers this year.  Already the outfit has  shipped 30 million units of its USB host controller, the µPD720200, since its introduction in September 2009.

Renesas wants to produce six million units a month from its various plants. Yukihiko Matsuda, the outfit's associate general manager, industry and network business division, said that the standard was increasingly being adopted and there were shedloads of orders.

He added that the company's product lineups will continue to evolve. These host controllers are designed into PCs and PC peripherals to provide support for USB 3.0 interfaces which support 5Gbit/s data rates, he said.

Nick Farell

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-4 #1 dicobalt 2011-05-23 12:34
What about a dual USB3 and Light peak combo?

EDIT:
Why did this get downranked? lol
 
 
+9 #2 gozzak 2011-05-23 14:26
USB 3.0 has enough power to power 2 x 2.5" hard drives and a RAID controller.

So why does no one make a dual 2.5" external HDD enclosure with RAID 0/1, powered off USB 3.0

No power brick (except for USB 2.0). It would be a revolution in backup storage.
 
 
+10 #3 BernardP 2011-05-23 16:28
What we need now are more mobos with an internal USB 3.0 header, and more cases with front USB 3.0 ports. No need to provide front USB 2.0 ports, as the 3.0 ports are backward compatible. Case manufacturers are dragging their feet.
 
 
+5 #4 JAB Creations 2011-05-23 19:26
Quoting dicobalt:
Why did this get downranked? lol


LightPeak AKA Thunderbolt while a solid tech is completely owned by Intel and Intel hates consumers otherwise they wouldn't pull off stunts like switching sockets whereas AMD which does not have the financial war chest Intel yet has managed to keep upgrade costs pretty low (AM3 CPU in an AM2/+ mobo). Our money lasts longer with AMD and we're not interested in having AMD motherboards cost another $10 because LightPeak/Tunderbolt ports have to be tacked on. We also know Intel has intentionally delayed USB 3.0.

If you don't want to get negative votes make sure you post comments that show a meaningful incite in to the topic.
 
 
-6 #5 dicobalt 2011-05-23 19:36
Quoting JAB Creations:
Quoting dicobalt:
Why did this get downranked? lol


LightPeak is completely owned by Intel


Wow didn't know people were so sensitive.
 

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