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USB4 – Promises and Challenges, by Sergio Marchese, Senior Member of Technical Staff, SmartDV


The USB4 specification was released in 2019. It’s promise was to bring a new level of convenience to the end user. One cable to power all devices, connect them, and make optimal use of the available bandwidth. And more speed, of course! Think about instantly transmitting large amounts of data while simultaneously driving a high-resolution display, for example. As the industry moves towards widespread adoption of USB4, there is a pressing need for trustworthy, specification-compliant, and mature USB4 IPs. This presentation starts with a brief history of the USB standard, continues examining some of the innovative aspects of USB4, and outlines a few key challenges facing hardware development teams developing USB4 IPs.


Sergio Marchese is Senior Member of Technical Staff at SmartDV Technologies. He has 22 years of experience in electronic chip design, and deployment of advanced hardware development solutions across Europe, North America, and Asia. His expertise covers IC design, functional verification, safety standards, including ISO 26262 and DO-254, and detection of hardware Trojans and security vulnerabilities. He is passionate about enabling the next generation of high- integrity chips that underpin the Internet of Things, 5G, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles.

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