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June 2013 Archives

MCCI in the news

Here's a round-up of some MCCI-related articles posted in the last few months.

Renesas Announces Stream API, supported by AMD, MCCI

Santa Clara, Calif., March 19, 2013 — Renesas Electronics America, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced the launch of the Renesas’ stream Application Programming Interface (API) license program for implementation externally.

As part of its continuous promotion of the UASP technology, Renesas has made the proprietary Stream API available to other UASP driver implementers, including MCCI Corporation.

“Our mission is to offer our customers as wide a portfolio of USB connectivity solutions as possible,” said Terry Moore, CEO, MCCI. “By partnering with Renesas, we are able to offer developers access to high-performance USB storage platforms they require.”

The full press release is available from the Renesas website.

USB Development Survey Results available from Embedded Market Forecasters

Ithaca, NY, April 19, 2013 - MCCI and Embedded Market Forecasters (EMF) are happy to announce that the results of EMF’s recent survey of USB developers are now available. With input from roughly 500 developers, this survey has the most accurate snapshot of USB development practices. This 19-page report can be downloaded gratis by accessing the following link http://www.embeddedforecast.com/EMF_freewhitepapers38.php

MCCI CEO Terry Moore commented on the survey in an article, accessible here: https://forums.mcci.com/making-connections/entry/usb-development-survey-results-available-from-embedded-market-forecasters

The biggest surprise of the survey was that 40% of respondents are doing safety-related designs (as indicated by the standards with which they comply); and yet only 10% of respondents are doing USB compliance testing, which I’d consider the minimum level for testing any USB design.

MCCI granted US Patent 8,346,981 for Connection of Peripherals To Operating Systems

In January 2013, the US PTO granted MCCI's patent application for Connection of Peripherals to Operating Systems. Invented by MCCI's Greg Scaffidi, this patent forms the basis of MCCI's PortLynq™ drivers, which isolate applications from the complexities of hot-pluggable busses like USB.

Information on the patent can be accessed via the following link: http://www.google.com/patents/US8346981

RTC Magazine runs article on USB 3.0 by MCCI CEO Terry Moore

In February 2013, RTC Magazine ran an article by MCCI CEO Terry Moore, "USB 3.0 Brings New Connection Capabities to System Design".
USB 3.0 has hit mass production. Not only is it mainstream in PCs, with support from Microsoft, Apple and Intel as a standard feature of mainstream products, it’s quickly migrating to smartphones, tablets and embedded systems. For example, Qualcomm’s recently announced Snapdragon 800 processors include USB 3.0 as the standard wired connectivity technology.

The article can be accessed by the following link: http://www.rtcmagazine.com/articles/view/102962