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Renesas Electronics Introduces New Third Generation USB 3.0 Host Controllers

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Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of its two new SuperSpeed Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0) xHCI host controllers (part number, µPD720201 and µPD720202) for electronic devices such as PCs and digital TVs that feature faster effective data transfer speeds and reduced power consumption in low power mode.

The µPD720201 and µPD720202 devices make it easier for system designers to build electronic devices combining high-speed data transfer, compact size, and extended battery life. In addition, Renesas Electronics device drivers for Microsoft Windows with a proven track record, and device drivers with Linux support, are available for the µPD720201 and µPD720202 host controllers at no cost.

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(1) Industry-leading high data transfer speed
Improvements to the data transfer processing circuit provide an increase in the effective data write speed of more than 40 percent from Renesas Electronics' existing host controller products for peripheral devices such as USB 3.0 hard disks. This, combined with excellent read performance, results in an industry-leading high data transfer speed.
oh thats nice, first gen USB3.0 sucks pretty bad, apparently
 

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oh thats nice, first gen USB3.0 sucks pretty bad, apparently
I have it on my AMD mobo and it's a bit buggy with 2 of 3 of my USB flash drives that are not 3.0. Works perfect with with USB 3.0 ones though lol.

So hope they fixed those bugs 1st lol.
 

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I have it on my AMD mobo and it's a bit buggy with 2 of 3 of my USB flash drives that are not 3.0. Works perfect with with USB 3.0 ones though lol.

So hope they fixed those bugs 1st lol.
really? i've tried a few USB 2.0 devices on the 3.0 ports and found them to reliably be faster... hmm.
 

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really? i've tried a few USB 2.0 devices on the 3.0 ports and found them to reliably be faster... hmm.
Yes faster sure but found some that don't work as in do not get detected when connected to the Renesas 3.0 USB ports.
 

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Yes faster sure but found some that don't work as in do not get detected when connected to the Renesas 3.0 USB ports.
that was my point, i never had such issues with the dozen or so drives i played around with.
 
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So basically they made everything about it better? Awesome.