Mouser Electronics launched a new Product Knowledge Center (PKC) technology training site devoted to the communication bus technology USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, its practical applications, and featured products. Consumer interest is rapidly gaining momentum, as an estimated 80 million USB 3.0 devices are set to ship in 2011. The smartphone industry alone is expecting sales of over 160 million units in 2013, many of which will use USB 3.0 technology.
The familiarity of the plug-and-play USB interface, continuation of backwards compatibility, and the nearly 5Gb/s speed widens the market of buyers for USB with the introduction of fast and consumer-friendly transfer of streaming data.
This comprehensive new PKC technology training site, located at http://www.mouser.com/usb30/, starts with an analysis of the new SuperSpeed USB features, moves into the various component families (from host controllers and hubs, to plugs, ESD protection, and more), and then transitions to newly-available USB components for design-in of the interface with the widest installed base in the market. In addition, commentary from industry leaders Texas Instruments, Cypress, and Littelfuse brings fresh perspectives into this new chapter of USB development.
Featured USB components include Littelfuse TVS Diode Arrays, Murata Common Mode Chokes, and Amphenol Plugs & Receptacles. Texas Instruments offers an impressive selection of semiconductors for USBs too.
Mouser.com also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Visit Mouser Electronics at http://www.mouser.com.
This article originally appeared on EE Times Europe.