IDF 2013: Fresco Logic gives first demonstration of the USB 3.1 specifications

The USB-IF organization responsible for regulating the USB standard specifications announced a few weeks ago that it has completed USB 3.1 specification, which can be viewed as an upgrade to the current standard (USB 3.0) and even as a response to the high-speed interface Thunderbolt. Still will take some time before we see it implemented in devices based on the USB 3.1 specification, but during the last IDF 2013, the company Fresco Logic has become the first to make a public demonstration of its abilities.


The new USB 3.1 specification is characterized by a marked increase bandwidth capable of delivering transfer rates comparable to the first generation of Thunderbolt. We’re talking about a channel 10Gbps bi-directional, which means twice the bandwidth of the current USB 3.0 standard. It is worth mentioning that USB 3.1 will be compatible with previous versions and even USB 3.1 USB 2.0

Jeff Ravencraft, President and COO of the USB-IF, explains:

“The USB-IF is pleased to see Fresco Logic develop early implementations that showcase key features supported by the USB 3.1 specification,” said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President & COO. “The Fresco Logic demonstration shows a significant performance increase that devices and hosts will support based on the USB 3.1 specification, and the demo shows the value that this performance increase brings to consumers.”