Category Archives: News

Plugable’s New Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy) Adapter

Bluetooth is booming. It’s the method of choice for connecting wireless devices — it has become nearly ubiquitous across the full range of today’s PCs, phones, tablets, etc. So we’re excited to offering our new Plugable adapter to add the latest Bluetooth 4.0 wireless capabilities to your Windows or Linux PC. Our main focus for […]

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Troubleshooting UD-3000 and UD-3900 display “monitor blank” issues

The UD-3000 docking station features DisplayLink’s DL-3700 chipset and the UD-3900 features the DL-3900 chipset. In both, these chipsets manage the USB 3.0 graphics, audio output and Gigabit Ethernet functions. The associated drivers are installed automatically from Windows Update if an internet connection is present when the docking station is first connected to the PC(a […]

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The Windows RT and Surface USB Device Compatibility Story

[Updated 11/20/2012] Microsoft’s official statement is “Windows RT uses class drivers and in-box drivers exclusively, departing from a common driver added scenario on the x64 or x86 architectures.” (see Microsoft policies). There is no DDK. Officially, installing drivers on Windows RT is not supported. That said, it turns out there is at least oneWindows ARM […]

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Windows 8 and DisplayLink (Deprecated)

The content of this post has been superseded. If you are having difficulties with DisplayLink in Windows 8 or 8.1, please install the latest DisplayLink drivers from here: http://displaylink.com/support/downloads.php. If you still are having problems, please contact us at http://plugable.com/support. We’re recommending that users with DisplayLink-based USB graphics devices hold off on upgrading to Windows […]

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Moving into your new Windows 8 PC

Plan for your move! Getting a new PC is an exciting but potentially frustrating experience since losing all the tweaks, settings, favorite websites, applications, and other customizations from the old computer can cost many hours of frustration and lost productivity. Of the many tools available to help automate the process, Windows Easy Transfer and Bravura […]

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New USB 3.0 Support Built-In to Windows 8

Microsoft is formally launching Windows 8 today. With all the talk about Windows 8 being focused on the UI, it’s easy to overlook developments that have been happening under the hood. Some important changes include the addition of a native USB 3.0 stack, UASP or USB Attached SCSI Protocol support as well as support for […]

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Raspberry Pi and Plugable Devices

We recently received a Raspberry Pi at the Plugable offices and we have been using it to test how our various devices interact with it. The Raspberry Pi has 2 USB 2.0 Ports, and no USB 3.0 ports, so our testing was focused on USB 2.0 devices and a couple USB 3.0 storage devices. All […]

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A USB Hub that Works Well with the Raspberry Pi

We’re excited to be launching our Plugable 7 Port High Speed USB 2.0 Hub with 3A Power Adapter in the UK today. Because of its best-in-class USB 2.0 hub controller chipset, this is a good choice for any computer where you need more ports — Mac, Windows, Linux, game consoles, and USB-capable tablets. With our […]

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Update: Plugable USB 3.0 PCI-e card upgraded to Renesas µPD720202 Host Controller

Our popular 2 port USB 3.PCI-e add-in card has been updated with the new Renesas µPD720202 Super Speed Host Controller chipset from Renesas. The µPD720202 is fully compliant with USB 3.0 and xHCI (eXtensible Host Controller Interface) 1.0 specifications and PCIe Gen2 system bus specifications. Other improvements include: Reduced power consumption in low-power mode to […]

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Plugable’s New USB 2.0 Card Reader

I want a card reader that is small and light so I can throw it in my bag and not worry about it. One that is completely compatible with the universe of operating systems out there (including Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android systems that support USB card readers). I want a reader that has a […]

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