USB Type-C Connector Specifications Finalized

@ 2014/08/13
Today it was announced by the USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum) that the latest USB connector which we first caught a glimpse of in April has been finalized, and with this specification many of the issues with USB as a connector should be corrected. USB, or Universal Serial Bus, has been with us for a long time now, with the standard first being adopted in 1996. At the time, it seemed very fast at up to 12 Mbps, and the connector form factor was not an issue on the large desktop PCs of the day, but over the years, the specifications for USB have been updated several times, and the connectors have also been updated to fit new form factor devices.

Comment from jmke @ 2014/08/13
Completely new design but with backwards compatibility
Similar to the size of USB 2.0 Micro-B (standard Smartphone charging cable)
Slim enough for mobile devices, but robust enough for laptops and tablets
Reversible plug orientation for ease of connection
Scalable power charging with connectors being able to supply up to 5 A and cables supporting 3 A for up to 100 watts of power
Designed for future USB performance requirements
Certified for USB 3.1 data rates (10 Gbps)
Receptacle opening: ~8.4 mm x ~2.6 mm
Durability of 10,000 connect-disconnect cycles
Improved EMI and RFI mitigation features



yes! finally

 

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