Thursday, April 10, 2014

next gen USB 3.1 Type C to offer superfast speed with ultrafast connectivity

USB 3.1 Type C to feature reversible plugs and blazing speed connection of 10Gbps

recently we came across the pictures of upcoming new usb type c connectors posted by USB-IF and were amazed to see the new features and its ultrafast transfer speed assurance .

next gen USB 3.1 Type C to offer superfast speed with ultrafast connectivity
The design for the new cable is similar to Apple's Lightning Connector that we have already seen and will be reversible end-to-end so it won't matter which end attaches to what device i.e both the end will be of same size and type.
The connector itself is as thin as a micro-USB 2.0 connector and will most likely replace the older style connector as well as the larger micro-USB 3.0 interface found in devices like Samsung's Galaxy s4,note 4 etc.

The new usb 3.1 connector plug has dimension of 8.3 mm x 2.5 mm which makes it a little bit bigger than the current Micro USB ports on mobile devices and will come with an adapter to make it compatible with current USB plugs and sockets.

USB Implementers Forum (USB IF) has revealed that the upcoming new USB 3.1 Type-C connector will feature only symmetrical plugs so that there is no confusion for users while plugging it into different devices. The new cable will also deliver a number of improvements over existing cables and connectors,and yes we must not forget to mention its blazing fast speed .

When comparing the speed advancement of 3.1 connector with 3.0 :The current USB 3.0 connector can transfer data at up to 5Gbps (bits per second) while the Type-C connector doubles that to 10Gbps. The device will also have the ability to charge and power devices as usual .

New devices which will ship next year such as laptops may come with both old and new USB 3.1 ports, while support for mobile devices may take a bit longer.

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