USB 2.0 first entered homes on computers and then on televisions. Similarly, USB 3.0 entered homes on ultrabooks and laptops, and is now permeating consumers’ digital homes through TVs, BluRay players, and WiFi routers.
Consumers are benefiting from the lower power consumption and higher data rates that USB 3.0 offers in many ways, such as connecting smart phones to TVs to share pictures with the family and adding a USB 3.0 hard drive to a WiFi router to make a family “cloud” for shared storage.
There are a wide variety of digital home applications that will likely take off in 2013, and USB 3.0 systems on chip (SoCs) will be used in many of them.
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