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SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Version 1.0 Is Officially Available

SuperSpeed USB logoOn Monday the USB Implementers Forum released the official documents for SuperSpeed USB 3.0.  We’ve been reporting on the SuperSpeed for about 6 months and it’s finally come to fruition.  The logo to the right might be the USB-IF official logo as we pulled it directly off their press release material. What we have today is the specification outline, meaning we don’t have products yet, but now developers and chip manfucaturers have an official outline of how to build USB host controllers, hubs and other logic devices to manage the super speed of USB 3.0. The new specification claims transfer speeds of 4.8Gbps [Gigabits per second] rate which translates to a data transfer rate of approximately 600MB per second. So what next?  Well, between now and the next year, manufacturers will be in a mad rush to get their first USB 3.0 products to market.  Meaning we wont see USB host controllers and hubs for SuperSpeed until [probably] 2010.  Once the market sees the host controllers on the market we can then start to see adapter cards, hard drives, camcorders, USB sticks etc with the newer version USB specification. If you’d like to download the USB 3.0 specification or visit the USB.org website for more information about SuperSpeed USB please click here.

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