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USB 3.0 Trouble with Intel Haswell Processor

Intel has reported a problem between the Haswell processor, the next-generation microprocessor that uses 8-series cor-logic sets. Intel says when a PC system with Core i-series Haswell inside wakes from S3 sleep mode, it experiences issues with devices connected through USB 3.0. Intel defines the issue only as a nuisance for end users, but who will be the real judge of that? Continue Reading

Leaked PDF From Intel on USB 3.0

To be clear, we are not suggesting Intel has new information on the USB 3.0 SuperSpeed interface, but rather new information on how USB 3.0 technology will play with Intel’s new Panther Point Platform. What this means is that Intel will start native integration with their new chipset in the coming year.  An interesting point gleaned from the leaked PDF is that USB 3.0 will not [natively] support Windows XP or Vista operating systems.  For those computers, the user will need to purchase a PCI to USB 3.0 adapter controller card [NEC is most popular for that peripheral]. Panther Point will support up to 14 USB ports in total, four of which are USB 3.0 and rest are legacy USB 2.0. Texas Instrument and Renesas have plans for a 4-port USB 3.0 solution but none of their solutions have obtained USB-IF certification approval yet. This may all change once Intel starts shipping Panther Point laptops and desktops in 2012. Continue Reading

Computer History Museum Honors First Microprocessor Intel’s 4004

Intel 4004

Today, a team of engineers will be recognized at the Computer History Museum for designing the first microprocessor in 1971, a 4-bit parallel CPU with 2,300 transistors. That project, from an infant Intel [3 years old], was a huge achievement and one can honestly say “it changed the world.” The Intel 4004 was the first general purpose microprocessor that could be customized with software to perform different functions on different devices. The 4004 started a new era in both hardware AND software, along with a never ending quest of silicon integration that continues to this day. The small team to be honored include: Continue Reading

Intel’s Marketing Push For USB 3.0

Intel is making an interesting marketing move these days with positioning the “Father of USB” as one of Intel’s best performing “Rock Stars.” You have may have seen the Intel commercial I posted several weeks ago.  You may have seen that same commercial on TV [as I did] and now we have Ajay Bhatt, the Father of USB, on the Conan O’Brian show. Clearly Intel is making a push for the general public to pick up on USB and it’s newer technology USB 3.0.

USB 3.0 marketing

What is funny about the Conan O’Brian interview is that in my original USB video post with Ajay Bhatt as the main character, was exactly that, just a character.  The real Ajay Bhatt is interviewed by Conan.  It’s a funny little interview, check it out after the jump. Continue Reading

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