Certified SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Gen 2 IP with M31 28nm PHY from Corigine

Submitted by Gabe Moretti on Fri, 10/20/2017 - 13:42

Gabe Moretti


Corigine, Inc. is a member of a growing group of companies that have marketing and sales organizations based in the USA and engineering in China. Of course they also have marketing and sales in China, but the bulk of those operations are in the USA. Corigine has announced that its USB 3.1 Gen 2 PC host and device controller intellectual property (IP) is certified by the Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and compliant with USB SuperSpeed+, the fastest USB speed standard.


USB SuperSpeed+, also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2, doubles the uppermost USB transfer speed to 10 gigabits per second. “At this speed, it is possible to take advantage of the performance of the latest generation of SSD drives and unleash smartphone and video applications that depend on high-speed data transfers,” remarks Mike Demler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. With this USB-IF certification, Corigine’s IP will enable deployment of millions of devices that need the fastest USB speed.


IoT systems are by their nature distributed architectures that require communications among the nodes based on the fastest and secure carrier available The company’s USB 3.1 Gen 2 IP core offers a reduced power, memory-efficient and configurable design. A complete development environment from Corigine includes the PC host and device controllers, verification IP, IP subsystems, IP prototyping and software development kits, enabling shorter design cycles for customers.


A 3.1 Gen 2 PHY from Corigine’s partner M31 Techology Corporation of Hsinchu, Taiwan, is available in various process nodes. “M31 is pleased to offer the 3.1 Gen 2 PHY in various process nodes including 28nm, 12nm and 7nm,” adds Scott Chang, M31’s vice president. “M31 is delighted to have USB-IF certification along with Corigine’s USB Gen 2 controllers and pleased to offer the 3.1 Gen 2 PHY in 28nm as part of Corigine’s complete and highly competitive offering.”