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USB 3.0 will not be forked

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  1. wagnerk
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    USB 3.0 will not be forked



    Concerns over potential multiple versions of the next generation of USB have dissipated, after Intel made part of the draft specification available to other companies.

    Companies such as AMD and Nvidia had been complaining that Intel, which is driving the specification for USB 3.0, also called SuperSpeed USB, was withholding key details about the technology. Intel denied the claims. Many had feared a split in the USB 3.0 specification, which would have created difficulties for manufacturers and consumers alike.

    However, on Wednesday, Intel announced the availability of the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification for the USB 3.0 architecture. The accompanying statement included an endorsement by AMD.

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    1. Johnd76
      Johnd76
      so how fast will the "superspeed USB" be?
    2. zebulebu
      zebulebu
      Around 4.8Gb/s, if you believe the hype. I reckon around 4Gb/s will be more like it. Still around 10 times faster than USB2.0 at any rate.
    3. Johnd76
      Johnd76
      So when is this coming?
    4. wagnerk
      wagnerk
      According to Wiki:

      See here.

      -Ken

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