Intel’s xHCI is set to debut with USB 3.0 and will most likely appear at IDF in San Francisco next week. This puts to rest the idea that Intel would be withholding the specs for USB 3.0. xHCI “provides hardware component designers, system builders and device driver developers with a description of the hardware/software interface between system software and the host controller hardware for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 (previous versions are not supported).”
All of this points to the notion that product development using USB 3.0 will soon be underway, making for up to ten times the bandwidth of its predecessor, USB 2.0. This means a maximum bandwidth of 600MB.
Word has it that NVIDIA has also “signed the USB 3.0 agreement” which points to good things for computer bandwidth in the near future.
[via TG Daily]