The new USB standard - USB 3.1 Type-C plug

18/12/2018

USB is currently the most popular interface for communication between devices. The USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces prevail in standard use. Slowly, however, the market is starting to take over the new standard, USB 3.1 type C.

In previous years, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 standards offered an increasing speed of data transmission, but what is extremely important - they kept the same shape, i.e. they were so-called. backwards compatible. In practice, this meant that legacy devices can be connected to the current ones.

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For commonly used plugs type A (basic version of the connector) and B (rectangular connector, most often used for connecting to printers / scanners) has recently joined the new standard C. The socket and plug type C are not compatible with the existing variants. They have a different shape, they are smaller than sockets and standard plugs type A and B, which allows the use of type C also in mobile devices, i.e. smartphones, tablets, portable disks, etc.).

The new standard is to provide bandwidth of 10 Gb / s, and additionally allow image and sound transmission. Finding a device equipped with USB-C, which will support the full capabilities of the USB 3.1 standard, will be very difficult, but on the market there are already available pendrives with this connector.

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