ASMedia to Introduce USB 3.5 Controllers in 2014

ASMedia, an auspicious designer of PCIe bridges, USB 3.0 controllers and Switch IC items, announces the development of a new USB 3.5 controller. According to the preliminary information, this controller is going to support 10 Gb/sec data transfer speed, which is nearly twice higher than current USB 3.0. Earlier the launch of an advanced component was scheduled for late 2014, however, now the company is intended to officially introduce it early next year.



The decision to elaborate a speedier controller is explained by ASMedia in two ways. Firstly, the company is currently receiving more orders from motherboard manufacturers for the development of USB 3.0 hubs, due to the recent launch of Intel Haswell CPUs. Nonetheless, an enforcement of platform will sooner or later require an enforcement of various facilities, including connectivity and data transfer.


Secondly, USB 3.5 is called to rival Thunderbolt interface. It should be stressed that both interfaces feature analogous …

Dell Replenishes 2013 S Series with Five New Monitors

The past few days were marked by the introduction of new monitors designed by Dell. The five models supplemented the series 2013 S and expanded the integrated facilities for the customers. Four models are based on IPS array type, while the fifth one – on VA array type. The whole list of delivered monitors includes: 21.5-inch S2240L, 21.5-inch S2240M, 23-inch S2340L, 24-inch S2440L (VA), 27-inch S2740L. All the models feature Full HD resolution of 1920x1080, good viewing angles (178/178 degrees) and thin display frame.



Monitor S2440L is characterized by fast response time that approximates 5 ms and 5000:1 color contrast. At the same time, models based on IPS feature 7 ms array response time (during transition from gray to gray) and 1000:1 color contrast.


The difference between the models is also seen in the integration of different video ports. The monitor with 27-inch diagonal is equipped with two-port USB-hub and such video outputs as DVI, HDMI and D-Sub. Models S2440L, …

ASUS ROG XG Station 2 Turns a Laptop into a Powerful Gaming System

The ASUS Company has officially presented ROG XG Station 2, a unit, which turns a laptop into a powerful gaming system with VR support.



ROG XG Station 2 is an external docking platform for the discrete graphics accelerator. The device is connected to the notebook via a high-speed Thunderbolt 3 interface (with a USB Type-C port). Additionally there is a USB 3.0 Type-B port.


A full-size graphics card can be installed.


ROG XG Station 2 is suitable for the peripherals connection. It can be accomplished due to the presence of four standard USB 3.0 ports, as well as a network cable jack.

The inbuilt power supply unit delivers the capacity of 600 W.


The dimensions of the ASUS device are the following: 456 × 158 × 278 mm.


This novelty will be on sale at the beginning of the year. We should note, though, that this station is compatible only with select laptops by ASUS. The price of ROG XG Station 2 has not been reported yet.
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