SuperSpeed me: USB 3.0 Open Source Support

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Accepted Session
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Scheduled: Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 1:30 – 2:15pm in St. Johns

Excerpt

USB 3.0 promises a 10x speedup and better power management than USB 2.0. But how do these devices actually work? Is there open source support for them? Come learn about these fast new devices that are finally hitting the market.

Description

This talk will provide a general overview of some of the cool new features of USB 3.0 devices, including link and function power management, and bulk endpoint “streams” that support SCSI command queuing.

Operating system developers will be interested in how to support those new features, USB hardware hackers will be interested in how to communicate with USB 3.0 devices, and everyone else gets a sneak peek into what the next generation of USB 3.0 devices will look like.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Sarah Sharp

    Otter Tech LLC

    Biography

    Sarah is the founder of Otter Tech, a consulting company offering open source training, software development, and diversity consulting. http://otter.technology
    Sarah Sharp is a Linux and open source developer, and has been running Debian-based Linux systems since 2003. She was a Linux kernel developer from 2006 to 2013, and is the original author of the Linux USB 3.0 xHCI host controller driver.
    Sarah is also a co-coordinator for Outreachy, a paid internship program for increasing diversity in open source programs. Applications are open to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people, and United States residents of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.

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