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Reversible USB Type-C connector Finalized Design

Last year  I allready post about USB  Type - C connector small and super fast cables won't mind which way you plug them in.

The USB Promoter Group announced today that it has finalized the design of the USB Type-C plug, a new type of USB plug that's designed to completely replace every size of all current USB connectors. 
Like Apple's Lightning cables, the new connector is reversible so that it can be used in any orientation.

Last Year Post :http://blogmytuts.blogspot.com/2013/12/usb-type-c.html

which should save the world untold man-hours in mis-plugging. Roughly the size of a current micro-USB Type-B connector, it uses matching rows of contacts on the top and bottom so that you can shove it in either way around.

USB Type-C is a version of the 10Gbps USB 3.1 standard (twice as fast as USB 3.0), but slimmed down for compact and mobile devices.

Unfortunately, the new connector isn't compatible with the current USB standard, except via converters. While there are no devices with USB 3.1 yet, it'll likely be standardized on most future laptops and mobile devices -- unlike its pricey rival, Thunderbolt.

The new USB Type-C plug will be compatible with USB 3.1, a revised version of the spec that boosts theoretical transfer speeds from the 5Gbps of USB 3.0 to 10Gbps and that supports delivery of up to 100W of power using the USB Power Delivery spec. easily enough to power a laptop.

First-generation Thunderbolt controllers from Intel have offered 10Gbps of bandwidth for a while now and second-generation controllers double this to 20Gbps, but USB has the advantage of being a much more widely used standard that is generally built into all chipsets and SoCs. The USB 3.1 spec was finalized a year ago, but as of this writing it has yet to show up in any shipping devices.

Finally, the USB Type-C connector has been designed to scale with the USB spec as it gets faster, so as we move beyond USB 3.1 it should be possible to make future cables physically compatible with one another, avoiding ugly solutions like the micro USB 3.0 Type-B connector.

Visit : http://www.usb.org/

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