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Fresco Logic demonstrates SuperSpeed USB host and device prototypes on a Windows Vista PC
Release Date : May 20 , 2009

USB TechZone demonstration showcases Fresco Logic’s SuperSpeed USB xHCI Adapter and Device Prototype Hardware on a PC running Windows Vista


Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV ― January 7, 2009– Fresco Logic, a leading Silicon IP, IC system and Solution Company, will demonstrate SuperSpeed USB data transfer running under Microsoft’s Windows Vista Operating System in the USB TechZone at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) January 8-11 in Las Vegas. The demonstration marks the first public showing of a working SuperSpeed USB xHCI host controller adapter supporting beta xHCI driver in a PC running Windows Vista.  The PC is connected using the 2 meter new USB 3.0 cables to Fresco Logic’s SuperSpeed USB Mass Storage Device prototype hardware. The USB TechZone is at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall 3 and is sponsored by the USB-IF.

The demonstration features SuperSpeed USB performance testing, file drag and drop, real-time video streaming, plug and unplug capabilities between the USB 3.0 Host and Mass Storage Device (MSD). The demonstration utilizes Fresco Logic’s xHCI Host Controller and USB 3.0 Device Controller Intellectual Property that is compliant to the latest xHCI specification and newly released Rev 1.0 USB 3.0 specification. Using the existing mass storage device client driver the throughput measured by real-time performance test in the demonstration can reach up to 250 Megabytes per second. SuperSpeed USB is well positioned to exploit the additional performance capacity as new technologies are deployed, for example, a new mass storage class specification in the future. The demonstration highlights the ability of SuperSpeed USB to deliver significant benefits while preserving the bulk of the software infrastructure; providing immediate and easy access to SuperSpeed USB bandwidth for next generation NAND flash storage, external HDD, and HD video streaming applications that demand higher bandwidth than  Hi-Speed USB can provide. 

Fresco Logic is working with leading Systems and IC companies to develop Host and Device based SuperSpeed USB products. Working with early adopters Fresco is putting its USB technology into products that will enter the market in late 2009.

About Fresco Logic 

Fresco Logic is a Silicon IP, IC system and Solution Company focused on providing advanced solutions for moving and storing content.  High-definition video and the ex
plosion of content sharing in social media networking is driving the demand for faster connectivity and increased storage across consumer electronics, personal computing, and mobile internet devices. Fresco Logic works closely with customers and strategic partners to help build new products based on emerging connectivity standards such as SuperSpeed USB, and storage platforms for applications like solid state drives (SSD’s) targeted for mobile internet devices. By providing a comprehensive offering of Silicon IP, Chip, and Solutions, Fresco Logic gives product development companies the right mix of cost effective offerings to bring SuperSpeed connectivity and flexible storage options to market faster.