Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 14:34 UTC, submitted by James B
Hardware, Embedded Systems NEC has introduced the world's first USB 3.0 controller. "The muPD720200 device is a host controller for PCs and other digital devices, and is based on the new version of the SuperSpeed USB standard. Supporting the world's fastest USB transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) of data, which is 10 times faster than previous USB 2.0 transfer speeds. The NEC Electronics device, as well as the standard, is fully backward compatible with the USB 2.0, 1.1 and 1.0 versions of the USB standard."
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christian
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2005-07-06

...no mention of Linux/*BSD drivers. I can understand them wanting to get their host controller into shipping products before the competition does, but how soon can we expect some documentation? In other words, how friendly is NEC Electronics with the FOSS community?


Well, it implements the xHCI interface, so I guess it will just use the standard xhci linux driver being implemented by Intel:
http://sarah.thesharps.us/2008-12-07-13-35.cherry

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