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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RE: Going to be sad
by ggeldenhuys on Wed 20th May 2009 07:16 UTC in reply to "Going to be sad"
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I love my firewire devices. And yes, the CPU load and data throughput on FW400 is much better that USB2.0 devices. I haven't tried FW800 yet.

As far as I understand the USB3 cables use fire optic and copper. Isn't that going to push the price of USB3 cables up tremendously?

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