Last week I blogged about how USB Type-C would replace the 3.5mm audio jack in the future. I asked the readers to comment on what they thought about this. Below is one of the comments I didn’t approve
This week VESA announced the availability of the Early Certification Program for USB Type-C Devices Using DisplayPort Alt Mode.
The new DesignWare Technical Bulletin has just been published
Relationships Between USB Specs, Part Two & Where to Learn more about Type-C and DisplayPort alt mode
Recently I blogged on the relationships between USB Type-C, USB 3.1, Power Delivery and DisplayPort specifications. In my last blog I simplified the view focusing on the important and latest specifications. I think the simplified view answer most designer’s questions but there are still a few that like to see the full history and complex interactions. The below image, click to enlarge, provides a more detailed view of the different specifications, timeline representation and relationships.
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Welcome to Factual Friday.
The big question on people’s minds is if wireless, data transfer and charging, will replace USB in the future. The simple answer is NO, USB is here to stay. For the longer answer read on.
One of the challenges I had ramping back up on USB was understanding all of the advancements in the USB specifications since I last worked as part of the Synopsys DesignWare IP group. Of course along with the advancement of the USB specification also came a slew of new acronyms. Anything confusion I encountered was the connection between USB Type-C and USB 3.1. Apparently the confusion between USB Type-C and USB 3.1 is common as a simple search resulted in many technical article links, including the one below which I thought was a very good summary explanation.
A Blog Reader kindly forwarded this video to me explaining the differences in USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and Thunderbolt.
USB delivers power, enough to charge your mobile phone or tablet, but slower than you want. You need more power for faster charging, so the inventors of USB invented USB Power Delivery.