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First Certified USB 3.0 Consumer Products Announced

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) announced the first 17 consumer products to pass compliance and certification testing for SuperSpeed USB, the next generation of USB technology.

According to the statement, these products include certified SuperSpeed USB motherboards, notebook PC systems, consumer devices and enabling device silicon. This first wave of certified SuperSpeed USB consumer products and devices to enter the market are from manufacturers including ASMedia Technology, ASUS, Fujitsu, Giga-Byte Technology, HP, I/O Interconnect, LucidPort Technology, RATOC Systems, SIIG, Symwave and Western Digital. Additional certified products are set to enter the market in the first quarter of 2010.

The USB 3.0 specification, introduced just over one year ago, defines a backward compatible interconnect that delivers improved data transfer rates up to 10x faster than Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) and offers optimized power management.

The following products have achieved compliance and certification for SuperSpeed USB:

• ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard
• Giga-Byte Technology GA-P55A-UD3 motherboard

• HP Envy 15 notebook PC
• Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO NF/G70 notebook PC

Consumer Devices
• I/O Interconnect RS952, USB 3.0 2.5″ hard disk drive enclosure
RS954, USB 3.0 3.5″ hard disk drive enclosure
RA314, USB 3.0 2-port PCIe add-in card
RA315, USB 3.0 2-port ExpressCard

• RATOC Systems USB 3.0 PCIe add-in card
USB 3.0 ExpressCard

• SIIG JU-P20412-S2, USB 3.0 2-port PCIe add-in card

• Western Digital My Book USB 3.0 external hard drive
USB 3.0 PCIe (Gen 2) adapter card

Device Silicon
• ASMedia Technology ASM1051, USB 3.0 to SATA storage controller
• Fujitsu Microelectronics MB86C30, USB 3.0 to SATA storage controller
• LucidPort USB300, USB 3.0 to SATA storage controller
• Symwave SW6316, USB 3.0 to SATA storage controller

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