USB-C to get Upgrade, New Name

Share post:

Starting in November, the popular USB-C connector will be upgraded and given a new, confusing name: USB4 Version 2.0, which adapts to the latest DisplayPort and PCIe standards and includes updates to the USB-IF’s USB Type-C and USB Power Delivery specifications.

According to the USB Promoter Group, USB4 Version 2.0 will support speeds of up to 80Gbps, compared to the current USB4 speed of 40Gbps. The new USB4 Version 2.0 will reach 80Gbps via “newly defined” 80Gbps USB-C active cables and 40Gbps USB-C passive cables that are now in use.

It will also take advantage of the increased bandwidth for “higher performance USB 3.2, DisplayPort and PCI Express data tunneling to make the most of the increased available bandwidth.” This will allow the USB 3.2 data tunneling to exceed its maximum data transfer rate of 20Gbps.

USB4 Version 2.0, USB4 Version 1.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, USB 3.2 Gen 1 or USB 2.0 are the names for the USB-C ports. It is unknown if USB4 Version 1.0 will support the specified maximum potential speed of 40Gbps.

The sources for this piece include an article in ArsTechnica.

Featured Tech Jobs


Related articles

Research Raises Concerns Over AI Impact on Code Quality

Recent findings from GitClear, a developer analytics firm, indicate that the increasing reliance on AI assistance in software...

Microsoft to train 100,000 Indian developers in AI

Microsoft has launched an ambitious program called "AI Odyssey" to train 100,000 Indian developers in artificial intelligence by...

NIST issues cybersecurity guide for AI developers

Paper identifies the types of cyberattacks that can manipulate the behavior of artificial intelligen

Canada, U.S. sign international guidelines for safe AI development

Eighteen countries, including Canada, the U.S. and the U.K., today agreed on recommended guidelines to developers in their nations for the secure design, development, deployment, and operation of artificial intelligent systems. It’s the latest in a series of voluntary guardrails that nations are urging their public and private sectors to follow for overseeing AI in

Become a member

New, Relevant Tech Stories. Our article selection is done by industry professionals. Our writers summarize them to give you the key takeaways