USB 3.0

USB Type-C Connector Poised to Rival Apple’s Lightning

The battle for mobile connector of the future is heating up, and it’s being driven by mobile devices. Back in 2012, Apple retired their proprietary 30-pin connector and phased in a smaller, slimmer connector called Lightning. The connector made its debut with the iPhone 5 and is now standard on all Apple devices including iPhones, […]

USB Promoter Group Finalizes Type-C Connector

The USB Promoter Group and USB Implementers Forum have been working together on a new connector called Type-C. Just this week, the group has announced that the new specifications are finalized and ready to enter production! The USB Type-C connector will have several big advantages over Micro USB, which is the current standard found on […]

USB Forum Announces New Type-C Connector

With the 2014 International CES show just around the corner, rumors are flying about what new technologies will be on display in January. At the 2013 CES show, we reported on the USB Implementer Forum’s new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification, with bandwidth up to 10Gbps. This year, the USB Implementer’s Forum has announced a new […]

Lightning USB vs USB 3.0

The debut of the iPhone 5 comes with something for Apple product consumers: the new Lightning USB cable. In case you were wondering, Apple designed this new connector specifically for the iPhone 5, so far the only device that is natively compatible with the USB connector. The USB’s name has got some people claiming misrepresentation. […]

How Cables and Hubs Have Changed for USB 3.0

The USB 3.0 is a high-speed transfer technology that answers to the demand for higher transfer speeds required by the greater bandwidth demand from certain devices.  Also known as SuperSpeed, it offers major improvements such as higher transfer rates (up to 4.8Gbps), increased maximum bus power, new power management features, full-duplex data transfers, support for […]