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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: 3, Touché) by c0lo on Tuesday March 05 2019, @07:05AM

    by c0lo (156) on Tuesday March 05 2019, @07:05AM (#810161) Journal

    What could possibly [soylentnews.org] go wrong

    That's not a bug, that's a feature.
    I mean, look, you really like FBI to waste you tax money on Cellebrite instead of buying them cables straight from ebay [soylentnews.org] at Chinese prices?

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