So much buzz from CES 2017 this year with the big hitters (IMO) being autonomous cars, IoT devices for the home, specifically security, wearables, virtual reality (VR), 8K TV’s and of course USB everything. Within the space of USB, Type-C was the main theme with cables, chargers, hubs and more abundant from a varied number of vendors.
This blog has little to do USB, but it’s the holiday season so maybe we all needed a break from high tech.
We have been seeing a lot of interest in all things USB Type-C from basic USB 2.0 Type-C support all the way to the higher end USB Type-C Alt Mode with DisplayPort. Actually, the latter is getting the most focus as it’s far more complex than traditional standalone USB operation and it’s a highly desirable use mode. Many of the questions are asking for our recommendation as to how to handle the high power, high voltage power delivery and Type-C Port Controller hardware. This is a complex HW partitioning, SW partitioning and system architecture question.
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
During IDF 2016 there was a lot of buzz around USB Type-C. Two of the hot topics were USB Type-C for audio and the announcement by the USB-IF to offer certification for Type-C chargers. Also, Synopsys demonstrated our USB-IF Certified 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) host and device solution. Below is a picture of a video shoot from the show, we will publish the videos we shot in a couple of weeks.
USB – Greening the Earth with USB Type-C (and actual plants) USB Type-C standardizes power across devices, across continents, across oceans.
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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USB Type-C makes USB so awesome you can read about how it makes the world a greener place in Scientific American.