USB4 Announced With Speeds Of Up To 40-GBPS
Muhammad Mubeen Javed
USB Implementer Form released the specifications of USB4 which was announced on March 2019. The new technology is nothing but it is good news for the consumers.
The USB4 will have double the data transfer rate. It will bring better compatibility options to the table. USB4 promises faster cable connections by making them easier to use.
The three most prominent improvements we will see in USB4 are:
Improve Data Splitting and Display
USB4 does the data splitting much better. For example, if the user has a monitor that has 8 Gbps for its video bandwidth, the remaining 32 Gbps will be available for other signals.
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Universal Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
Intel’s proprietary implementation of USB 3 includes the thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt 3 can be found in products by companies that have licensed the technology or on Intel boards. Now, Intel is providing the Thunderbolt 3 specification for free. Anyone who manufactures USB 4 will be able to make it thunderbolt 3 compatible.
When compared to USB 3.2 USB4 comes with twice the speed i.e. 40 Gbps. USB4 topping 40 Gbps is a big leap ahead.
The specifications for this new technology will soon make their way to engineers, designers, and manufacturers. So we can expect to see the first USB4 products around the mid of 2020.