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USB Type C - The new Standard of Data Interface

USB-C aka USB Type-C aka USB 3.1 is the new standard which OEM companies going to adopt from 2014 onwards. This standard has been given a great boost by Apple MacBook 2015 edition thus paving way for next generation data transfer speeds and compatibility. Apple Macbook now has a single external interface ( A SINGLE port !! can you believe it !!) which shows the flexibility of USB3.1 .
USB TypeC Port in 2015 Apple Macbook

Pros of USB Type-C (USB 3.1)

  • High Data Signalling Speed of 10Gbps (i.e Twice that of USB3.0 and 16x of USB2.0)
  • Industry Standard and adopted by all major OEMs
  • Reversible plug orientation (i.e. you can plug USB cable in any direction)
  • Backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
  • Various Power Profiles and can deliver upto 100W @20V(5A)
  • Multiple channels of data flow thus be used at both host and device side
  • Can replace multiple other data transfer cables (Thunderbolt, USB TypeB etc)

USB Speed comparison
Various USB2.0 ports

These key features bring a host of features including USB powered devices and even removal of LAN cables !! The technology is going to be adopted across variety of use cases with Apple Pioneering the way to use a single port with extension adaptors

USB Type-C Configuration to Power and transfer Data at same time

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