What is USB-C? Why all the fuss about a silly new cable/connector type?!

USB Type C goes above and beyond charging, so what else can USB-C do?

ArsTechnica provides a nice article on USB-C. To summarize, USB Type C has all sorts of functionality:

  • Reversible connector!
    • This sounds silly but makes the new standard very convenient to use.
  • USB 3.1
    • High Speed Data Transfer (up to 10 Gbps, 2x USB 3.0 speed)
  • Video Output
    • Capable of driving 4K displays, power, and data simultaneously
  • Power Delivery 2.0

    The new connector will continue to deliver 100W of power, but it will allow the voltage, current, and direction of the power flow to be negotiated so that the source of power delivery can be switched without the need to change the direction of the cable. That means a phone could provide power to a tablet and vice versa.

  • PCIe Docking

Further Reading: ArsTechnica 

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What is USB-C? Why all the fuss about a silly new cable/connector type?!

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