Friday, August 2, 2013

New USB 3.1 10 Gbps specification

USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced today that the next generation USB specification is ready, and called 3.1.Ažuriranje USB offers twice the bandwidth of the USB 3.0 standard, pulling up to 10 Gbps, 5 Gbps, and put it in line with the capacity of the first generation Intel Thunderbolt technology mainly used in Apple devices.

In addition to improvements in speed, USB 3.1 also offers new power transmission profile (as previously reported), which allow up to 100W to be sent through a USB cable. In theory, this allows the laptop to charge through the new cables "measurable" USB that are connected by strong centers such as TVs or desktop PC, and can eliminate the need for power bricks for external hard drives 3 , 5 inches.

Specification is teased earlier this year, and since then not much has changed, so that the final specification remains the same. Unfortunately, existing USB 3.0 devices can not be upgraded to USB 3.1, which means that it is for manufacturers to produce new chipsets and devices that support it. However, as USB 3.0, updated specifications will remain compatible with previous versions.

Our USB 3.1 products are expected by the end of 2014, with general availability in the 2015th Intel Thunderbolt devices expected to be ready in late February this year, and although the specification offers speeds faster than USB 3.1 (up to 20 Gbps Thunderbolt 2 ), USB interface is likely to remain of choice. Companies like Acer have already given their support USB 3.0 via Thunderbolt, which could be a growing trend due to higher cost of implementing Thunderbolt.

For developers interested in the production of devices with USB 3.1, USB Implementers Forum held a conference of development in different countries from 21 August.


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