USB-All about 3.1 and Type C

With the USB version 3.1, the new connector type C is always present. What distinguishes the new standard and connector type is in this guide.

USB is a proven data transfer system for which version 3.1 is now available. Since it also brings the new connector type C, it takes a bit of equipment to be fully equipped with the factory. The new versions above all faster and more practical, so it can be useful to upgrade now – Orto-retrofit equipment.

USB 3.1 is twice as fast

The USB version 3.1 has already been introduced 2013, it offers some significant improvements:

The transmission speed is 10 Gbit/s gross. It was almost doubled compared to USB 3.0.

Chargingthebatteriesofdevices via USB is much faster with USB 3.1. The charge function power delivery allows a maximum power consumption of 5 A and 20 V (100 W).

USB 3.1 works with passive cables without integrated electronics.

The plug type C is pluggable on both sides. It is smaller and has the decisive advantage of a symmetrical design compared to previous USB connectors: There is no different upper and lower side and therefore it does not matter how around the plugs plugged in.

Type C connectors are more robust: they are designed for PTO 10,000 mating cycles. For comparison: In the case of type connectors, the service life indicated with a maximum of 5,000 mating cycles.

According to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), the new USB-3.1 port supports the DisplayPort standard. This could cause 4k/Ultra-HD-Bildschirme (resolution: 3,840 × 2,160 pixels) to be connected with a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

Currentmodelsoflaptops Chromebook and MacBook can be connected directly to another display via their USB-Csockets and an adapter. With the DP alt mode function, the-Transfert Othe screen works without any additional settings.

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