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USB 3.1 & Type-C

Learn About New USB Specifications & The New USB-C Connector!

USB 3.1 is the latest USB specification. This powerful new USB performance level is alternately known as USB SuperSpeed Plus, USB Gen 2, and USB Enhanced SuperSpeed. It's made a number of improvements over the previous versions including:

  •  A new, symmetrical high bandwidth connector called USB Type-C
  •  Data transfer rates that are twice the speed of existing USB technology (up to 10Gbit/s)
  •  Enhanced power delivery of up to 20 volts, 5 amps, and 100 watts for power and charging
  •  Built-in support for DisplayPort video and four channel audio (speaker and microphone)

USB 3.1 will revolutionize the way we connect tomorrow, but did you know existing USB products can deliver many of the same capabilities today? Learn more.


What should you know about USB 3.1 and the USB C connector?

USB 3.1 is a brand new specification that will revolutionize desktop connectivity. Major industry manufacturers, including C2G, are working hard to bring you the newest and most powerful connection standard ever offered for PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones and accessories. One day soon you may find that this new USB Type-C port is the only connection you'll need to charge and use all your digital devices! You can learn more about USB 3.1 & Type-C with our infographic to see each technology by the numbers.

What do USB 3.1 and USB Type-C really do?

It Can Charge Fast

USB 3.1. Can Charge Fast

Enhanced power delivery capabilities would allow this new technology to support traditional mobile device charging, but would also allow a laptop to power a computer monitor or a computer monitor with a power supply to charge a laptop through its USB C connector.

Play All Your Digital Content

Play All Your Digital Content with Your USB 3.1

Native support of DisplayPort video and four channel audio will allow your device to connect to a computer monitor, HDTV, surround sound system and headphones — it will even support microphone connections — all over the same small, robust, powerful connection.

Transfer & Control Your Files

Transfer & Control Your Files with USB 3.1

Transfer rates up to 10Gbits/s will make USB 3.1 the ideal solution for transferring large amounts of data, such as HD video for editing, Blu-ray authoring, or high resolution photos for editing or storage.

When will this technology be available?

This is a brand new technology, but changes are happening fast. Devices capable of USB 3.1 performance and utilizing USB Type-C connectors are on a growing number of computers, mobile solutions, cables, adapters and accessories. Cables to support these devices are available now!

You can learn more about this exciting technology by checking out these blog posts:

  • "A Revolution in C"
    The new connector changes just about everything we thought we knew about USB. It's a connectivity revolution in the works and, since we're a connectivity solutions company about the only thing we can say is "Vive La Revolution!" The name of this revolution is Type C (catchy, eh?).
  • "Say What? USB 3.1 and USB Type-C Are Completely Different?!"
    Wait, what? USB 3.1 and USB Type C are two totally different things? I thought USB Type C was synonymous with USB 3.1. It's not. APPARENTLY, even though these are being introduced at the exact same time, they are two completely different things…
  • "Understanding USB 3.1 and USB C"
    USB 3.1 and the USB Type-C connector are brand new technologies, and changes are happening fast. We expect that you will begin to see USB 3.1 performance and the USB Type C connector on laptops, smartphones, tablets cables, adapters and accessories as early as this summer…
  • "USB 3.1 and Type-C Are Changing The Game"
    If you are purchasing a new computer, smartphone or tablet in the next few years, then there is a good chance that it will have the new USB C port that supports USB 3.1 technology. The challenge you may face with this new device is figuring out how to connect it to all of your existing devices…
  • "USB 3.1 Type-C for Mobile Devices"
    With just one USB Type C connector, you can now charge your device, transfer data, and send video and audio signals from your laptop or smartphone to a TV. Since all of this can be done over one small connector, devices can be made much smaller…
  • "USB 3.1 – What It Means for Existing USB"
    We are now on the precipice of a technological revolution, and USB is ready to take its next step. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) have developed a new USB specification, USB 3.1, and it brings with it a new, symmetrical connector, USB Type-C, built-in support for audio/video signals, enhanced power delivery…
  • "What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean for Laptops?"
    This small connector will eventually make all other laptop connections obsolete. The need for connections such as VGA, HDMI, and DisplayPort on our laptops won't exist. Even when using a laptop docking station, you will only need one connection…
  • "What Does USB 3.1 and the USB C Connector Mean for Video Ports?"
    This is great news for fans of laptops/netbooks and Chromebooks. Since the USB Type C Connector will be able to transmit digital A/V and has built in support for DisplayPort this should drastically cut down on the bulkiness of those devices…