[IDF] USB 3.0 Data Transfer Demonstrated for 1st Time

Aug 21, 2008
Hiroki Yomogita, Nikkei Electronics
A development platform is based on Xilinx Inc's FPGA.
A development platform is based on Xilinx Inc's FPGA.
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Fresco Logic showed off a transfer speed of more than 300MBps at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Fall 2008.
Fresco Logic showed off a transfer speed of more than 300MBps at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Fall 2008.
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Fresco Logic Inc demonstrated a data transfer via USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed USB) connection for the first time in the world at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) Fall 2008.

The company said it used a self-developed software development platform and achieved a transfer speed of more than 350MBps.

Fresco Logic connected the platform, which is based on Xilinx Inc's FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array), with a PC through a PCI Express port. The FPGA realized Fresco Logic's USB 3.0 host and device controller IP.

Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, expressed a high opinion of Fresco Logic's efforts. The group is engaged in formulating the specifications of USB 3.0.