or the desktop segment, the reference-design PCI-Express x1 add-on card provides two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports that are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, 1.1, and 1.0. NEC also released an add-on card for notebooks, in the ExpressCard-34 form-factor based on the same controller, offering the same two ports. With these reference designs, NEC plans to propagate add-on card vendors to design their own cards based on the NEC µPD720200 controller.
NEC debuts first USB 3.0 add-on cards
Posted on Tuesday, May 19 2009 @ 18:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TPU spotted NEC has introduced the first USB 3.0 add-on cards, they are based on the company's new µPD720200 USB 3.0 host controller. The first motherboards with integrated USB 3.0 are expected to become available in 2010.