Re: USB 2.0 driver near completion

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Subject: Re: USB 2.0 driver near completion
Name: LED
Date: 5/13/2001 10:40:13 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: USB 2.0 driver near completion posted by Sledge

>In the networking market
Another area that is untouchable by USB is the networking market. The impending IEEE-1394b standard will be an attractive high-speed network interface. It is much more reliable than current network technologies and scales up to 3.2Gbits/s.

All in all, USB 2 should not be seen as a threat to FireWire because there are many applications that USB 2 cannot fulfill. At this point, I think Intel is the only one that benefits from USB 2 because of avoiding hefty licensing fee of FireWire.

Even though USB 2 may not be a worthy opponent of FireWire in our discussion here, there are cases where USB and FireWire are both incorporated together into one device to bring speed and compatibility of the two competing standards. For example, there are hard drives and scanners that utilize both USB and FireWire interface. So, users don't have to worry about incompatibility between USB and FireWire when they need to use the hardware in different environments.

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