New high-speed I/O interface debuts at CES

By Julie Bort, Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, USB 3.0

In the meantime, USB-IF is fully prepared to show its dominance at CES this year, with 20 companies demonstrating new USB 3.0 devices, including one "real-time capturing of 1080p content at 60 frames per second (FPS) using a Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle and an ASUS laptop. The ASUS motherboard includes SuperSpeed USB functionality enabled by the Fresco Logic FL1000 host controller. The captured content will be subsequently written onto a LaCie 2big USB 3.0 storage drive in real-time" promoters say.

As for storage, USB 3.0 has that covered, too. For instance on Tuesday, Samsung Electronics America launched three new lines of consumer external hard disk drives, including two new portable drives with up to 1 TB of capacity, and a new desktop drive using 3.0 all claiming 5Gbps speed. The new drives support 256-bit full disk encryption, too.

USB-IF expects that 2011 will be a turning point for the number of devices that ship that support the 3.0 spec, too.

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