IC is one of the industry's first integrated single-chip solutions, a
bridge IC between USB 3.0 and SATA/ATA/ATAPI-based storage devices. The IC,
which translates USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 storage commands to serial ATA and
ATA/ATAPI communication protocols, complies with USB 3.0 version 1.0 and SATA
revision 2.6. The MB86C30A features low power consumption and high-speed
encryption hardware. It supports GPIO for design flexibility and SPI for
interfacing to off-chip serial Flash ROM. The supply voltage is 1.2/3.3V.
Applications include USB 3.0 external storage using SATA devices, HDD, SSD,
Blu-Ray, DVD and CD. The MB86C30A provides a simple, effective way to adapt
SATA drives for USB 3.0, boosting performance and cost-efficiency. It supports
HID class SATA Gen2i (3Gbps) and Gen1i (1.5Gbps) and ATA/ATAPI devices, and
provides ATA command pass-through functionality, along with 2TB over HDD. A
high-performance 32-bit RISC MPU is integrated on-chip. It is ideal for
connectivity applications, delivering up to 5 Gbits/s full duplex. The USB 3.0
specification — and the MB86C30A - improve power management compared with USB
2.0 devices. The host can deliver more power to devices, making it appropriate
for applications such as USB-rechargeable batteries and LED lighting. The
MB86C30A has several distinctive features including optimal security based on
the National Institute of Standards (NIST) standard AES code/decode hardware
HP revealed more of its 3D printing plans in a recent webinar. Senior vice president of inkjet and graphics solution business Stephen Nigro spoke about how the technology works and expanded on HP's vision of open collaboration to commercialize its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology for end-production, and open collaboration on new materials. He also said HP will create software to help users decide when to use Multi Jet Fusion versus conventional subtractive manufacturing.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.