More about USB Type-C

Type-C is the latest version of USB connector and in 2014 it was introduced officially and most probably it is going to appear in all the devices in the future. MacBook of the Apple was the first device to support this connector, whereas now all the kinds of Windows PCs, monitors, smartphones, storage peripherals, docking stations and many more. Also the USB Type-C is reversible as Apple’s Lightning connector.

exoxatptt8qckfc0rgkxUSB Type-C will also supports several alternate modes and it has the ability to with stand power of up to 100 watts over the line and it can drive up to two 4K displays at the refresh rate of 60Hz. More appreciating thing is simultaneously it can transfer data, power will be delivered through a single connector, also video and data over a single line. The problem arises here is all the USB Type-C connectors will not support all different capabilities.

Thunderbolt 3.0 technology is developed by Intel and the interface is very different from USB 3.1, but it uses the same USB Type-C connectors. For the device maker’s implementation of USB Type-C standard is less expensive and active full bandwidth cables are cheaper than Thunderbolt versions. This technology of USB Type-C can be implemented to those devices that don’t support USB 3.

The real problem arises here is, there is no simple means of demarcation or labeling for different USB Type-C varieties. The other problem is regarding the launch of USB Type-C and it is the first iteration called as “virtualization” of the port. Previously every port had its own connector and its own type of signal was carried out. But the USB is carrying Ethernet handling networking, data to peripherals, video connectors such as DisplayPort and HDMI carried video, etc. Now the introduction of USB Type-C has broken the 1:1 correlation between functions and ports.

One cable can be plugged in to the device and can access to every single port and you can also provide power back to the device. New types of peripherals can also be started such as single cable monitors who are acting as hubs to other devices and also power and video can be received from the host device. Also connection of USB storage, speakers and second daisy-chained monitor can be enabled. In a great era of connectivity the proliferation of USB Type-C marks the dawn for your devices.