As previously discussed in April, Intel has officially received SuperSpeed USB Certification for its upcoming Intel 7 Series Chipset Family for client PCs and Intel C216 Chipset for servers from the USB Implementers Forum. These chipsets will provide up to 4 integrated USB 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 support will enable faster transfer rates for consumers connecting devices to their PC, with compatible USB 3.0 devices.
“SuperSpeed USB certification of our Intel 7 Series Chipset and Intel C216 Chipset Family helps ensure interoperability and backward compatibility within the broad USB ecosystem,” said Ahmad Zaidi, General Manager, Intel Corporation Chipset and SoC IP Group. “The Intel 7 Series Chipset and Intel C216 Chipset Family offers OEMs and consumers many exciting features, and Intel is excited to integrate SuperSpeed USB technology into our upcoming chipsets.”
In related news, the USB-IF also revealed a new standard that is capable of carrying powered audio and video.