Synopsys, the company involved in developing USB 3.2, has successfully carried out the world’s first USB 3.2 demonstration. The company chose Windows 10 as the operating system of the host system.
The company affirmed that the Windows was running on stock USB drivers without any modifications. Here are the key points kept under consideration for the demo:
- The USB 3.2 host controller was implemented on a HAPS-80 FPGA platform
- It was connected to the PHY board through a Type-C connector
- The target system was Linux-based using an identical hardware setup as the host system
- The only difference between the two was that the host system was configured as a Mass Storage device
- The PHY employed in the demonstration was manufactured on the FinFET process and capable of operating at speeds up to 10 Gbps per lane
As a result, a combined throughput of 20 Gbps was achieved with operating at speeds up to 10 Gbps per lane.
The thing to be noted here is that the USB 3.2 doesn’t require the use of special cables. Instead, a pair of conventional Belkin USB 3.1 Type-C cables were used which are quite easy to find.