Category Archive: USB Testing

Dec 28 2011

The Rising Technical Standard (2): MHL


  Along with the mature high-definition video display technology, people have higher expectations on audio/video experience today. For consumer electronics (CE) devices and home entertainment products, supporting HD audio/video transmission has become an essential requirement. However, while the tendency of mobile devices’ form factor is smaller and smaller, making a product design embedded HD signal …

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Jun 22 2011

Is Thunderbolt A New Threat to USB 3.0?


  Thunderbolt, formerly called ‘Lightpeak’, is Intel’s new high-speed I/O technology through a single port that is first available on new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks lately. Fast data transfers are Intel’s main claim, such as 10 gigabits per second transfers and dual-protocol support. The dual-channel design allows for two channels on the same connector at …

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Apr 14 2011

Top Leading Industry Standards (1): Windows, USB and Wi-Fi


Along with the fast-growing technology, technology standardization is not only promoting technology development but also providing a clear purchase direction to consumers. According to today’s market, Allion Test Labs has collected six top industry standards and specifications here below, which includes Microsoft Windows, USB, Wi-Fi, HDMI, DisplayPort and SATA. In the first article, we will …

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Sep 17 2010

USB 3.0 and WiDi Make Waves at IDF

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco this year was a wild success. The three-day conference combined the brightest minds from companies across the globe, showcasing the latest trends and technologies in the field. Here are a few of the highlights from this year’s conference: Growth of Smart-Device Market: Intel CEO Paul Otellini focused …

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Sep 13 2010

Upcoming Event: Intel Developer Forum

This week at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, Allion will be exhibiting in the SuperSpeed USB Community, hosted by the USB Implementers Forum. During IDF, more than 150 leading companies from around the world will showcase the latest innovations and future technologies. We are looking forward to seeing what’s in store and reporting …

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Aug 10 2010

Falling Prices, Growing Demand for SuperSpeed USB

With all the benefits of SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) – including faster speeds, bidirectional data interface and lower power consumption – consumers are eager to adopt this cutting-edge technology. Until this point, one of the main hurdles slowing widespread adoption has been the price of chips. However, NEC, the first company to ship a SuperSpeed …

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Jul 26 2010

TRENDnet Offers New USB 3.0 Upgrade for PCs and Laptops

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 …

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Jun 23 2010

SuperSpeed USB Adoption Poised to Take Off

For consumers looking for the latest technology, SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) offers an exciting combination of speed and performance – up to 10x faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), optimized power efficiency and increased power delivery – and there have been a growing number of SuperSpeed USB products entering the market. According to a series …

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May 13 2010

Allion Japan Implementing Tektronix Solution for HDMI 1.4a and USB 3.0

This week, Allion Japan announced with Tektronix, Inc. that they will implement Tektronix test and measurement solutions supporting HDMI 1.4a and SuperSpeed USB in their certification test services. As one of the first compliance test labs to conduct certification testing for HDMI 1.4a and USB 3.0 in one facility, this is an exciting development for …

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Apr 09 2010

SuperSpeed USB Continues Growth at Devcon

Seventy-five devices have passed SuperSpeed USB certification, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced at the SuperSpeed USB Developers Conference (Devcon) April 1-2 in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference highlighted the growing variety of SuperSpeed USB certified devices, with emerging device classes such as monitors and printers incorporating SuperSpeed USB hubs. The SuperSpeed USB Devcon featured keynotes …

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