Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 20 2009

First SuperSpeed USB Host Controller Unveiled

NEC Electronics introduced the first SuperSpeed USB host controller at the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference in Tokyo this week. The host controller, designed for PCs and digital devices, is the first product built according to the new version of the SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) standard. Under the new spec, SuperSpeed USB is capable of reaching …

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May 19 2009

Test Labs for USB Solutions that Go Beyond Testing

Allion Test Labs has announced that it will exhibit during the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference showcase. The conference will provide detailed information about the USB 3.0 specification and will feature the world’s first SuperSpeed USB interoperability demonstration. Allion Test Labs became an accredited USB-IF Independent Test Lab (ITL) in 1999. To date, Allion Test Labs …

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May 14 2009

Wi-Fi Certification Adding Value to Products, My WiFi

Ten years ago, the Wi-Fi Alliance formed. Throughout the decade, the organization has been setting standards for interoperability of IEEE 802.11 products. The alliance has also been promoting Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) as a Wi-Fi brand that represents the wireless LAN standard across the globe. In 2000, the first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® product was announced. Since then, …

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May 08 2009

Will Windows 7 Move Networked Home from Whiteboard to Reality?

Recently Windows 7 reached Release Candidate status; a signal that within the calendar year we would see Windows 7 shipping. One interesting addition to Windows 7 is functionality titled Play To. Play To utilizes networking standards from DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), and the theory goes that one should now be able to get content …

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May 07 2009

New Single-Room Wireless Connectivity Standard, WiGig, Announced

A new standards organization, Wireless Gigabit Alliance has popped onto the scene to develop a wireless standard for short distance data transfers at gigabit speeds.  Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Nokia and Panasonic are founding the group that will develop the standard for use primarily in a home entertainment or network environment. Read the announcement at CNET …

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May 04 2009

Understanding DisplayPort Compliance Testing

DisplayPort is a digital display interface developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) for PCs, monitors and home-theater systems. The audio-video interconnect standard was designed to decrease display complexity and expedite adoption of protected digital outputs on PCs to support the viewing of high definition and other protected content. DisplayPort includes DisplayPort Content Protection …

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