EETimes heeft een artikel over USB 2.0 en ATA-66 2.0. De specs zijn behoorlijk snel dus FireWire mag wel gaan uitkijken... Hier het introotje :
Intel Corp. sent the world of PC peripheral interfaces spinning Tuesday (Feb. 23) when it announced it was working on a version the Universal Serial Bus that could run faster than 200 Mbits/second and on a future rev of the ATA-66 interface that could act as a Gbit/second serial link. The work could effectively squeeze 1394, once groomed as a primary interface for future desktops, into a niche role in tomorrow's PCs.
Work on the so-called USB 2.0 and Future ATA links has been going on for several months before the two projects were publicly announced at the Intel Developers Forum here by Patrick Gelsinger, general manager of Intel's desktop division. Gelsinger said 1394 may become a "niche" technology in tomorrow's PCs, confined to a role as a link to consumer electronics devices.
Less than three years ago, Intel and Microsoft Corp. were still touting USB at 12 Mbits/s and 1394 at 400 Mbits/s as the two primary interfaces for future PC I/O. Asked whether Apple Computer Inc.'s recent royalty claims of as much as a dollar per port against 1394 users had an impact on the decision to eschew 1394, Gelsinger said, "Sure, we were already looking at a new version of USB from a technology and market perspective. [The IP claims] confirmed our strategy."
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