Thursday, July 27

Geek

USB 3.2

One of the tricks with the USB Type-C connector is that both the plugs and cables are reversible - plug in either end, either way up, and it just works.

They do this by having two pairs of wires and crossing them over in the cable, so whichever way you connect it you are connected to the right pins at the other end.

It's also possible to do this by having a smarter USB controller chip that crosses the signals over itself.  That way you only need one set of wires - or you can use existing cables with two sets of wires and run twice as fast.

The engineers who design this stuff can see the obvious too, and just announced USB 3.2, running at 20 gigabits per second, up from 10 gigabits for USB 3.1 and 5 gigabits for USB 3.0, and roughly 2000 times faster than USB 1.0.


Now if they can just use it to replace SATA cables, I'll be happy.

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1 The commenters at Arse Technica are complaining about this, because current devices won't be able to use the new speed.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, July 27 2017 11:32 PM (ECH2/)

2 The commenters at Ars Technica are stupid-heads.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, July 28 2017 08:54 AM (PiXy!)

3 Yes, they are.  And many of the staff are, too, sometimes for different reasons.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, July 28 2017 09:37 AM (ITnFO)

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