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Specifications USB4 will be published in the middle of the year

IXBT.com fresh news all the sections together 04.03.2019 at 15:47

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Organization USB Promoter Group has announced that it is preparing to soon publish specifications USB4.

USB4 unite the protocols of USB and Thunderbolt. Based USB4 is just Thunderbolt 3 with data transfer speeds up to 40 GB/s. of course, USB4 to remain compatible with previous USB standards.

the key characteristics USB4 are the following:

two-way operation using existing cables USB-C and data transmission at speeds up to 40 Gbit/s certified cables Multiple data protocols and protocols, display image for efficient separation of the total bandwidth Backward compatible with USB 3.2 to USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3

the release of the specifications of the new standard is scheduled for mid of this year, but third-party sources say that the real device USB4 to appear on the market only in 2021.

As mentioned above, USB4 is actually Thunderbolt 3, so that the specifications involve including support connecting two 4K displays or a single 5K display through a single cable. Thus, in contrast to the same Thunderbolt 3, the new standard will be free for manufacturers. The reference connector will be used USB.

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