USB 4 Specification soon to be released

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The USB Promoter Group is made of up to 50 companies for example Microsoft, Intel, Apple Inc., Hewlett-Packard Inc., Texas Instruments et al.

“The primary goal of USB is to deliver the best user experience combining data, display and power delivery over a user-friendly and robust cable and connector solution,” said Brad Saunders, USB Promoter Group Chairman.

Key characteristics of the USB4 solution include:

  • Two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C cables and up to 40 Gbps operation over 40 Gbps certified cables
  • Multiple data and display protocols to efficiently share the total available bandwidth over the bus
  • Backward compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3

Source available from USB Promoter Group 4 March 2019:  USB 4 Specification announcement

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