USB 3.0 University 

Simplify USB 3.0 Integration  

If you are new to designing with USB, or looking for tips on implementing USB 3.0 IP, Synopsys' USB 3.0 University has a session for you. From a basic USB overview, to implementing USB on FPGAs, to top-level synthesis, you'll find the information you need in this instructional video series.

Want to suggest additional course material, or have questions about Synopsys USB IP? Contact You can also stay up-to-date on the latest USB developments through the Synopsys blog, To USB or Not To USB.

Managing Power in DesignWare USB 3.0 IP

NEW! Managing Power in DesignWare USB 3.0 IP
These videos describe the various power saving techniques available in the DWC_usb3 controller, specifically the hibernation feature. You will learn how to implement the hibernation feature for your application. (Note: SolvNet login required.)
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Why USB 3.0

Why USB 3.0?
Understand the drivers behind the development of faster USB technology.
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USB 3.0 Overview

USB 3.0 Overview
This session introduces basic USB design concepts and the new features in USB 3.0 that designers need to understand. The session describes cables, connectors, how USB products work together, and how USB is architected as a bus.
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USB 3.0 Functional Layer

USB 3.0 Functional Layer
View this session for an explanation of how USB stacks and drivers structure data to be handled by the protocol layer hardware.
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USB Protocol Layer I

USB 3.0 Protocol Layer – Part I
This session describes the different packet types, how they are organized, and how they are used in IN and OUT transactions.
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USB 3.0 Protocol Layer II

USB 3.0 Protocol Layer – Part II
This session explains how the USB control, bulk, interrupt, and isochronous transfers are handled. The new USB 3.0 streaming feature is also explained in detail.
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USB 3.0 Link Layer

USB 3.0 Link Layer
This session explains how the link layer manages the port-to-port flow of data between the host and the device.
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USB 3.0 Physical Layer

USB 3.0 Physical Layer
This session explains how the USB 3.0 electrical layer encodes digital data for transmission over a cable and decodes analog data into digital data for the link layer.
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