New USB Specification Announced, Promises A Faster Speed

If you haven’t already been keeping up with the latest USB standard, while USB C seems to the latest, there is already a new USB standard called USB 3.2.

Announced by USB 3.0 Promoter Group, the new USB 3.2 will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0 devices and below, also a multi-lane operation allows  5 Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation.

When we introduced USB Type-C to the market, we intended to assure that USB Type-C cables and connectors certified for SuperSpeed USB or SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps would, as produced, support higher performance USB as newer generations of USB 3.0 were developed,” said Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman. “The USB 3.2 update delivers the next level of performance.

At this stage, USB 3.2 hasn’t yet been finalized and it’s too early to tell what kind of products will be supported. We will most likely hearing about more information during USB Developers Day North America event in September.

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