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posted by chromas on Tuesday March 05 2019, @03:33AM   Printer-friendly

USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 isn't even my final form:

Fulfilling its 2017 promise to make Thunderbolt 3 royalty-free, Intel has given the specification for its high-speed interconnect to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the industry group that develops the USB specification. The USB-IF has taken the spec and will use it to form the basis of USB4, the next iteration of USB following USB 3.2.

Thunderbolt 3 not only doubles the bandwidth of USB 3.2 Gen 2×2, going from 20Gb/s to 40Gb/s, it also enables the use of multiple data and display protocols simultaneously. We would expect the USB4 specification to be essentially a superset of the Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.2 specifications, thus incorporating both the traditional USB family of protocols (up to and including the USB 3.2 Gen 2×2) and the Thunderbolt 3 protocol in a single document. Down the line, this should translate into USB4 controllers that support the whole range of speeds.

Lost? Frightened? Confused? Good!

Also at AnandTech, The Verge, and Engadget.


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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by Booga1 on Tuesday March 05 2019, @03:45AM (4 children)

    by Booga1 (6333) on Tuesday March 05 2019, @03:45AM (#810119)

    The new designation will be "USB 4.0 gen 1x40" SuperHyper USB Totally Not Thunderbolt Stop Calling It That Speed.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Mykl on Tuesday March 05 2019, @05:15AM

    by Mykl (1112) on Tuesday March 05 2019, @05:15AM (#810141)

    Championship Edition

  • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @06:27AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @06:27AM (#810153)

    Lightning USb External Root

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @08:28AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @08:28AM (#810181)

    Now with added blockchain!