29 Jan '15, 8pm

USB Type-C -- USB for 21st Century Systems

Industry leaders are poised to start rolling out devices enabled with a new form of USB -- USB Type-C -- featuring a small, robust connector that can handle 20 Gbps and 100W. Have you heard about USB Type-C? If not, then you'd better prepare yourself, because this little beauty is poised to take the world by storm. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) demonstrated USB Type-C at CES 2015, and industry leaders are expected to start launching USB Type-C-enabled products by mid-2015. This new USB incarnation offers so many advantages that I predict the rate of its deployment will make all of our heads spin like tops. Now, if you are already au fait with USB in general, feel free to bounce directly over to the USB Type-C portion of this paper. Alternatively, if you'd care for a little refresher, read on... The world before USB It seems strange to me that a lot of younger folks d...

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