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What Designers Need To Know About USB Low-Power States


In addition to performance and interoperability, achieving low power has been one of the requirements for industry standards specifications. Some of the key specifications like Universal Serial Bus (USB), PCI Express (PCIe), and MIPI have defined power saving features for burst traffic. This whitepaper explains how Synopsys USB IP offers low power using various low power states that go beyond t... » read more

Week In Review: Design, Low Power


Intel disclosed a speculative execution side-channel attack method called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). Leslie Culbertson, Intel's executive vice president and general manager of Product Assurance and Security, writes: "This method affects select microprocessor products supporting Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) and was first reported to us by researchers at KU Leuven University, Techni... » read more

The Indisputable Case For USB 2.0 Type-C In IoT Applications


USB is ubiquitous for a reason – It was designed specifically to be easy for consumers to use. When designers working in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market are looking for interfaces that can help with everything from charging to data transfer, USB is top-of-mind. However, IoT applications have performance, power and area requirements that are quite different from your phone or ... » read more