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USB Type-C: Let’s Get Real
Have you tried a product incorporating the new USB Type-C port? Do you wonder how well it works? I recently bought a new laptop and monitor that support this interface. In fact, Type-C is the only port on those devices.
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I’ve been looking forward to the promise of a single, all-encompassing port ever since I wrote Why USB 3.0 Will Drive SoC Verification back in 2013. Well, it turns out that my prediction was off by a couple years, but Type-C is finally here.
If you’re not familiar with it, USB Type-C is a connector that does 3 things:
- Transmits data at 10Gb/s
- Tunnels ultra-high-definition video using the DisplayPort protocol
- Delivers up to 100W of power to connected devices
But that feature list doesn’t do justice to the benefits that Type-C delivers. So, to get one user’s perspective, check out this video:
Is Type-C in your future as an SoC designer? If so, visit our USB Type-C webpage to learn how to accelerate your design schedule.
Do you have a real-life experience with USB Type-C? Please post a comment!