New devices, media formats and other user applications are demanding a higher performance connection between PCs and increasingly sophisticated peripherals.
SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps (USB 3.1) boosts USB performance for storage, display and docking applications up to 10 Gbps enabling consumers to move content across devices quickly and conveniently. SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps can support all of your data transfer needs and even drive Ultra-HD (4K) displays.
USB has become a ubiquitous power provider for cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices but the need for power has grown beyond current USB capabilities. The USB Power Delivery Specification (USB PD) provides more flexibility for power along with data over a single cable.
Device manufacturers can choose to enable higher voltage and current in order to deliver power up to 100W. Power delivery can now be switchable without changing cable direction, meaning a laptop could power a display or vice versa. USB PD can support all of your devices along with desktops and workstations.
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The USB Type-C™ cable and connector specification is the result of cross-industry collaboration with companies from mobile, PC and other industries working together to design the next generation USB connector for an entirely new class of devices and platforms.
USB Type-C™ is slim, robust and reversible and capable of supporting a range of USB performance and power. Device manufacturers can choose to enable up to 10 Gbps of performance and up to 100W of power to meet the needs of their customers.