IT LOOKS LIKE the USB3.0 forking has been defused today with AMD, Dell, Microsoft and NEC all signed up for the new spec. Intel is releasing the Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) today as well.
If you recall, there was going to be a fork on USB3.0, but it appears that several of the forkers are on board now. We wonder what late night negotiations were done to prompt that. In any case, it looks like all the major players are on board at last, so the forked spec will likely die at the current v.5.
In any case, xHCI v0.9 is now available from Intel under RAND-Z royalty free licensing. If you are interested in the spec, it will probably show up here in the near future. In Q4, Intel will release v0.95 in Q4 under the same terms as v0.9.
Let the fun begin, peripherals with 5Gbps of bandwidth can't be all that bad. We look forward to a future where both Zune 4 owners will realize they are bitten by DRM with 10x less latency, who could argue that technical advance? µ
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