Design and Verification of Low-Power, High-Speed IP Suite for Universal Serial Bus (USB 3.0)

Principal Investigator’s Organization (PIO):

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, NUST, Islamabad

Principal Investigator (PI):

Dr. Nazar Abbas Saqib, Mr. Jahangir Hashmi


This project was to develop a suite of low power, configurable and high speed USB 3.0 IP cores including IPs for USB 3.0 host controller, USB 3.0 device controller and USB 3.0 support functions to meet the needs of this “poised-to-explode” market. This was a joint venture between NUST and their industrial partner Whizz Silicon. The IP Suite developed supported USB 3.0 for enabling data transfer of 4.8 Gb/s. The project also developed architecture and the micro-architectures for the Host and Device controllers and test plan for verification of controllers.