USB

USB3 and Linux

Combining 5 Gbps with the convenience of USB sounds like a sure win. The idea is is simple. Just start with widely used, fast, and bulletproof USB 2.0 and put in the PHY (physical-layer) interface from another common and reliable standard, PCIe (peripheral-component-interconnect express) Generation 2. Put two extra differential pairs into the USB connector

USB 3.0 is coming

Register Hardware has just published Inside USB 3.0 article on new coming USB 3.0 technology. USB 3.0 is sometimes called SuperSpeed USB because of its 5Gb/s peak data-transfer rate. NEC announced first host controller chip for USB 3.0 last week. Achieving that 5Gb/s data rate has required some hardware changes because simply can’t do SuperSpeed