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5/3/2011 12:00 PM EDT
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_hm
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_hm   5/5/2011 4:36:18 AM
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@Rick: Involving USB3 in this new protocl makes SSIC unnecessarily complex. Designer will deter employing this. USB3 protocol has differnt appplications. MIPI is good and they can expand further to enhance speed but keep the final design implementation very easy for user just like drag and drop.

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Kinnar   5/4/2011 11:55:05 AM
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The world will be eagerly looking for this interface to be standardized as most of the vendors are using their own way of creating high speed interface, and it is also very good point that it will be royalty free for all the consortium members.

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david.may   5/4/2011 7:48:03 AM
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using a whole 20 mW to get a low 5.8 Gbits/s for a future C2C seems bad today. not to mention what real use are single data rates between 10 Kbits/s and 600 Mbits/s a general purpose Chip-To-Chip interface in a generic end user device when you already have a Lightpeak speced low power and in prototype to 50Gbit/s in the Intel lab's ready for mass production in this timeline. you have to question anything SMSC/Hauppauge bring to the table today as they dont have a good track record for providing directly good quality OSS code for their hardware

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rick merritt   5/4/2011 5:58:36 AM
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@hm: What would you suggest?

_hm
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_hm   5/4/2011 5:15:56 AM
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There is need for SSIC. But deriving it from MIPI and USB3 may not be the best approach. They could have done it much better way.

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TechEdge   5/4/2011 4:46:48 AM
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This isn't a race between the two, as they are addressing different applications. Intel is involved in SSIC development too (along with TI, ST-Ericsson and others). SSIC is addressing low-power, chip-to-chip connections for high-speed data such as between next-generation connectivity devices (802.11ac), applications processors and modems.

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goafrit   5/3/2011 6:28:59 PM
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Intel will win because they always win via good marketing and legal maneuvers

yalanand
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yalanand   5/3/2011 5:17:42 PM
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So now we have competition between Intels thunderbolt and Superspeed Inter-Chip spec (SSIC). Needs to be seen who wins the race.

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