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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: 2, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @08:31AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 05 2019, @08:31AM (#810185)

    usb 33 1/3
    usb 45
    usb 78

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  • (Score: 2) by AndyTheAbsurd on Tuesday March 05 2019, @02:46PM (1 child)

    by AndyTheAbsurd (3958) on Tuesday March 05 2019, @02:46PM (#810257) Journal

    Hey! I got that reference!

    Please note my username before responding. You may have been trolled.
    • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Tuesday March 05 2019, @06:51PM

      by aristarchus (2645) on Tuesday March 05 2019, @06:51PM (#810362) Journal

      But 78's were not even vinyl! It is where we get the "breakage" fee taken out of artist's royalties, even for vinyl, CDs, and Mp3s.