Favorable Economics Will Drive
Rapid Adoption of Certified Wireless USB
Eric Huang, Product Marketing Manager with Synopsys, describes the key business and technology drivers that will ensure rapid adoption for Certified Wireless USB products.
The USB standard’s use of the term “Universal” showed remarkable foresight. As the most successful connectivity standard ever, the Universal Serial Bus really has lived up to its name. According to the USB Implementers Forum, Inc., (www.usb.org) there are more than 2 billion USB-enabled devices on the market today including PCs, PC peripherals, communications devices, and consumer electronics products.
As consumers, we have embraced the convenience of each wireless revolution – from landlines to cell phones, wired networks to Wi-Fi networks. Most recently we have added another layer of wireless functionality to cell phones in the shape of Bluetooth-enabled wireless headsets – effectively creating our own wireless personal area networks. The market hungers for wireless connectivity.
Our need for wireless connectivity, familiarity with the USB standard, and, above all else, the favorable economics of Certified Wireless USB, will ensure it is a success. Certified Wireless USB technology from the USB Implementers Forum will be adopted more rapidly than Wi-Fi, and even outpace the take-up of wired Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices.
This paper, aimed at decision makers within product development companies with responsibility for specifying device connectivity, provides an up-to-date report on the status of Certified Wireless USB technology. It explores the favorable economic factors and technology benefits that Synopsys believes will drive rapid adoption of this new standard.
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About Eric Huang
Eric Huang worked on USB at the beginning in 1995 with the world’s first BIOS that supported USB Keyboards and Mice while at Award Software. After a departure into embedded systems software for real-time operating systems, Eric returned to USB cores and software at inSilicon, the leading supplier of USB IP in the world. inSilicon was acquired by Synopsys in 2002. Eric currently serves as Chairman of the USB On-The-Go Working Group for the USB Implementors Forum.
Eric Huang received an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and an M.S. in Engineering from University of California Irvine, and a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Civil Engineering in the State of California.
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