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USB Quarterly Report November 2012
TOP STORY
Growth of USB in Medical Devices
USB is becoming the de-facto standard for wired connectivity in healthcare devices.
Among the important trends in the medical market today is the increase in healthcare spending. In their 2011 World Health Statistics report, the World Health Organization said that, on a global basis, the health economy is growing considerably faster than Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  (more)
Teledyne LeCroy
The Mercury T2 is the industry's smallest, most affordable USB 2.0 protocol analyzer that combines the defacto standard CATC Trace display with real-time hardware triggering . At only $875, the bus powered Mercury T2 fits in a shirt pocket yet provides much of the same lab quality protocol analysis capabilities offered in Teledyne LeCroy's top-of-the-line USB analyzers.
FEATURED NEWS & ANALYSIS
Teledyne LeCroy Introduces Ultra Low-Cost USB 2.0 Protocol Analyzer
Microchip Expands USB Portfolio With Fifteen New 8-bit PIC® MCUs
FTDI Introduces New USB Controller Series Optimising Designers' Implementation Choices
Beagle USB Protocol Analyzers – Completing the Need for Speed
FEATURED WHITE PAPERS & VIDEOS
Connecting Peripherals to an Android Platform
New 4-Wire Transmitters Offer USB-Configuration for Precise Input/Output Ranges, Filtering, and Calibration
USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3022 and USB 3.0 SP3022 100m Fiber Extenders Now Commercially Available From Icron Technologies
Silicon Labs USB-to-I²S Audio Bridge Chip Brings Plug-and-Play Simplicity to Audio Design
Saelig Debuts New Low-cost High Power USB Inspection Microscope/Magnifier
Microchip
Microchip Expands USB Portfolio With Fifteen New 8-bit PIC® MCUs
Expansion of Full-Speed USB 2.0 Device PIC® microcontroller portfolio includes three new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families with 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14-100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. All feature substantial system cost savings by eliminating external crystal.
FTDI
The FT311D offers an easy, fast USB connection from your end system to an Android platform. This new FTDI release is a multi-interface Android host IC providing an instant bridge from your Android USB port(B) to peripheral hardware over GPIO, UART, PWM, I2C Master, SPI Slave or SPI Master interfaces.
ARTICLES AND TECH BRIEFS
PCIe Follows USB 3.0 to Mobile Applications PCIe is following USB into mobile chip-to-chip applications by adopting the low-power MIPI M-PHY. (more)
Wireless Applications Demand Wired USB 3.0 Emerging WiFi and long-term evolution (LTE) standards require gigabit per second speeds to address the growing consumer demand for higher data transfer between their mobile devices, TVs, BluRay players (more)
Growth of USB in Medical Devices USB is becoming the de-facto standard for wired connectivity in healthcare devices. (more)
Advisor™ T3 USB 3.0 Protocol Analyzer (more)
Low-cost Cortex-M0 USB solutions with Smart Card interface Delivering robust USB performance at a low price point, these low-cost devices are compelling replacements for 8/16-bit USB microcontrollers. The highly  exible USB architecture is, quite simply, a better approach to USB. NXP offers the widest range of ARM-based USB solutions, as well as easy-to-use software and integrated development platforms that make NXP a one-stop shop for USB. (more)
Total Phase Beagle™ USB Analyzers The Right Tool for Any Job (more)
The Way of the Future USB has revolutionized data transfer across most aspects of the industry, delivering speed, effortless charging and plug-and-play simplicity. See what's new, what's improved – and a few issues you still need to be aware of. (more)
Advanced USB Bridge ICs - Delivering Greater System Value Universal serial bus (USB) interfaces continue to be the most abundant in the market, as they offer a means of easily moving data, while ensuring that high levels interoperability are made possible and (more)
Voyager™ M3i USB 3.0 Protocol Analyzer & Exerciser System (more)
The Cohabitation of NAND Flash and USB 3.0 As USB 3.0 becomes ubiquitous in mobile devices, can NAND flash handle the throughput? (more)
USB 3.0 Earns its SuperSpeed Title USB has revolutionized data transfer across most aspects of the industry, delivering speed, effortless charging and plug-and-play simplicity. See what's new, what's improved – and a few issues you still need to be aware of. (more)
USB Aims for Truly Universal USB is making leaps and bounds to make it a truly universal connector. The mentality of not only advancing current technology, but branching out and re-using IP in new areas has rightly made USB a leader in the industry. (more)
No Stopping This Bus! USB has moved beyond a simple data port. New developments mean this "universal" standard is becoming even more so, especially with shot-in-the-arm support from Intel and Microsoft. (more)
The Evolving Needs of the Developer Community Engineers working on their first USB device today could very well be working on a high-performance USB 3.0 product in the space of a few years. This engineer doesn't have the time or the luxury of re-learning a new class of USB analyzer every year. (more)
Going Native with SuperSpeed Why access to native 10b data is essential to troubleshooting USB 3.0 designs. (more)
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for Smarter Phones Consumers demand more from phones. Children message friends. Students e-mail teachers. Parents track their kids' locations. Grandparents download photos. In every country, in every city, consumers record (more)
Total Phase
FAST, INTERACTIVE USB ANALYSIS: Debug your USB device with Total Phase's Beagle USB protocol analyzers! These powerful USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 analyzers are designed to match your needs with advanced features for quick and effective USB debugging. Visit us online to find out which USB analyzer fits your needs!
FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
Systems Simulation Moves from Goods and Services to Experiences This is the first of two stories about Dassault Systemes move into the world of semiconductor development. …
Remaking The Playing Field Is the Imagination-MIPS deal really just a standalone purchase, or is there much more lurking under the surface? …
"MicroFlix"…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family? If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading → …
UEFI: Universal Extensible Firmware Interface Query
MORE FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE
USB PRODUCT BRIEFS
8-bit USB PIC Microcontrollers from Microchip (Microchip Technology Inc.)
External USB Bridges from Microchip (Microchip Technology Inc.)
Featured 16-bit PIC® MCU and dsPIC® DSC USB devices from Microchip (Microchip Technology Inc.)
smxUSBH™ (Host Stack), smxUSBD™ (Device Stack), smxUSBO™ (OTG) (Micro Digital Inc)
Embedded USB (HCC Embedded)
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WHITE PAPERS
Connecting Peripherals to an Android Platform
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VIDEOS
Using Data Center Software's LTSSM View for USB 3.0 Debugging
Debug and Capture USB 3.0 Traffic in 90 Seconds
Remote Control Demo Board from Microchip Technology
Microchip Scaleable USB Solutions
Microstick II for PIC32MX1 & MX2 Microcontrollers
Microchip Motion Sensor Demo Board
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