NEC Introduces First USB 3.0 Host Controller

NEC logoNEC today introduced the world's first Universal Serial Bus (USB) host controller (part number μPD720200) for the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 standard.

NEC Electronics expects rapid adoption of the device and standard as the need to transfer larger and larger amounts of information between PCs to external hard-drives, portable electronics devices, and flash-based thumb drives, continues to grow rapidly. The μPD720200 device is a host controller for PCs and other digital devices, and is based on the new version of the Super Speed USB standard. USB 3.0 offers transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data, which is 10 times faster than previous USB 2.0 speeds. The new USB 3.0 chip from NEC requires only 70 seconds to transfer 25 Gbps of video content on a blu-ray disc, compared to 14 minutes to transfer the same content when using the high-speed USB 2.0 with 480 Mbps transfer capability.

The new device, as well as the standard, is fully backward compatible with the USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 versions of the USB standard.

The high data transfer rate also offers compatibility with recent high-performance computer interfaces such as PCI Express and SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment), which are capable of data transfer at speeds in excess of 3 Gbps.

NEC expects the market for USB 3.0 products to begin a rapid expansion in 2010. It intends to market the new μPD720200 USB 3.0 controller aggressively, and to offer a range of related products by incorporating USB 3.0 communications as an IP (intellectual property) core function in various application specific ICs.

Samples of NEC Electronics' μPD720200 host controller are expected to be available in June 2009 at US$15 each, along with free Windows device driver software. Monthly production is expected to reach approximately 1,000,000 units in September 2009.

Source: CDRINFO

Tags: NEC, USB 3.0

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Intel was the number 1 ranked supplier with a 9.2% share of the worldwide semiconductor market
 
Improved software will power more accurate facial rec
 
The iMac Pro may have an A10 Fusion processor running it's own iOS
 
Galaxy X already got some certifications
 
The smart speaker is based on an AI virtual assistant
 
You won't have to leave what you're doing to respond to a chat
 
Apple is working with Intel on 5G hardware for future iPhones
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)