Jul 26 2010

TRENDnet Offers New USB 3.0 Upgrade for PCs and Laptops

TRENDnet SuperSpeed USB adapter

Unless you purchased a computer within the last few months, chances are you do not yet have SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) ports on your computer. For those who want to take advantage of the new technology but are not yet willing to invest in a new PC, TRENDnet is offering a cost-effective alternative: SuperSpeed USB upgrade solutions for both desktop PCs and laptops.

TRENDnet has released two user-friendly adapters that allow consumers to take advantage of the latest USB technology. For laptop users, TRENDnet has developed the 2-port USB 3.0 ExpressCard Adapter model TU3-H2EC. Desktop users can take advantage of the 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Adapter model TU3-H2PIE. Both models are fully compatible with Windows-based machines. The adaptors will soon be available for $59 and $49, respectively.

SuperSpeed USB offers a number of compelling enhancements over its predecessor, USB 2.0. Among the most notable is the speed: SuperSpeed USB delivers data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps, 10x faster than USB 2.0. The standard contains nine bi-directional wires, compared to the four unidirectional wires in USB 2.0, improving data transfer compatibilities. SuperSpeed USB also improves power efficiency, allowing for extended battery life for portable devices. SuperSpeed USB is backward compatible with the billions of USB devices currently on the market.

An authorized USB-IF Compliance Program testing lab, Allion has years of experience working with product developers. Our labs offer comprehensive development, validation and support services for hardware vendors looking to design products based on the USB specification. Allion has the USB service capabilities and expertise to help manufacturers develop the highest quality products so that consumers can advantage of SuperSpeed USB capabilities.

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