Dan Harmon here again,
I thought today I would spend a couple of minutes just commenting on the amazing momentum that SuperSpeed USB has in the market place.
Every day more products are being announced. From an end product standpoint they remain primarily notebook PCs and external HDDs and enclosures.
From an enabling silicon standpoint, the majority of the IC suppliers are targeting the same end equipments referenced above: host controllers for the PC side and SATA bridges for external storage.
Now an even wider selection of devices are becoming available as well. These include support devices including ESD protection (like the TPD2EUSB30), signal integrity enhancement redrivers (SN65LVPE502), and a wide selection of power management solutions such as battery chargers and power switches.
Today, we announced the availability of the Industry's first SuperSpeed USB Discrete Transceiver - the TUSB1310. This device provides the analog front end section of a USB device and is intended to be used with FPGAs (for the near term) and application processors (longer term) that have integrated the digital controller core, but did not/can not integrate the analog physical signaling layer. The combination of the discrete PHY with the FPGAs enable a broadening of the end applications that can now take advantage of the new SuperSpeed USB technology. This device allows developers to focus their efforts on developing the application and not have to worry about the core specification issues that are handled by the PHY and core IP. High-end imaging applications are one of the first that have wanted a standard data transfer pipe that is much wider that will take advantage of this technology.
Let me know what application you are targeting with the TUSB1310!