Here today we come with new delicious topic USB Type C in depth overview of Functionality, flexibility & User experience.
USB Type C is closely intertwined with other new standards, like 3.1 USB for faster speeds and USB Power Delivery for improved power -delivery over USB connections. It has 24-Pins double sided in the size of Micro USB that were used in many of the smartphones or tablets.
Comparison with Type-A, Type-B, Micro-B: We will compare as Physical Overview. Refer Picture given below:
As you can see in above picture USB Type-A is (Opening Plug) were used in Computers, Laptops, may be in tablet, Smart TV, Home Theater, DVD/Blu-ray Player, Routers, etc. The size is pretty much big as compared to others but, it became Standard USB connecting ports. As today’s environment every technology (devices) becomes small in size & more productivity. Steve Jobs observed that when developing an iPod (example) the unused free space inside it making a device bulkier, that’s makes an sense that small in size (using every mm2) and giving more productivity. In that manner USB Type C is developed and it is considered as standard USB port plug-in from now onwards.
USB Type C ports can support a variety of different protocols using “alternative modes,” which allows you to have adapters that can output HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort, or other types of connections from that single USB port, for example. Apple’s USB C Digital Multiport Adapter looks like a good example of this in action, offering an adapter that allows you to connect an HDMI or VGA output, larger USB Type-A connector, and smaller USB Type C connector via a single port. The mess of USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and power ports on typical laptops can be streamlined into a single type of port.
The USB Power Delivery specification is also closely intertwined with USB Type-C. Currently, smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices often use a USB connection to charge. A USB 2.0 connection provides up to 2.5 watts of power – that’ll charge your phone but that’s about it. A laptop might require up to 60 watts, For example, The USB Power Delivery specification ups this power to 100 watts. It’s bi-directional, so a device can either send or receive power and this power can be transferred at the same time the device is transmitting data across the connection. Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel both use their USB Type-C ports as their charging ports. This could spell the end of all those proprietary laptop charging cables, with everything charging via standard USB connection port.
You could charge your laptop from one of those Power Banks you charge your smartphones and other portable devices.
To use this, the device and cable have to support USB Power Delivery. Just having a USB Type-C connection doesn’t necessarily mean they do.
USB v3.1 is a new USB standard. USB 3’s theoretical bandwidth is 5 Gbps (Giga byte per second), while USB 3.1’s is 10 Gbps. That’s double the bandwidth, as fast as first generation Thunderbolt connector.
USB Type C isn’t the same thing as USB 3.1. USB Type-C is just a connector shape, and the underlying technology could just be USB 2.0 or USB 3.0/3.1. In fact, Nokia’s N1 Android tablet uses a USB Type C connector, but underneath it’s all USB 2.0 – not even USB 3.0. However, these technologies are closely related. But, many laptops & computers will get Type C with latest version.
The physical USB Type C connector isn’t backward compatible, but the underlying USB Standard. You can’t plug older USB devices into a modern (tiny C port), nor can you connect a USB Type C connector into an older (Larger USB Type-A standard). USB 3.1 is still backwards-compatible with older versions of USB, so you can just need a physical adapter with a USB Type-C connector on one and a larger, older-style USB on the other. You can then plug your older devices directly into a USB Type C port.
Realistically, many computers will have both USB Type-C ports and larger USB Type-A ports for the immediate future – like Google’s Chromebook Pixel. You’ll be able to slowly transition from your old devices, getting new peripherals with USB Type C connectors. Even if you get a computer with only USB Type C ports, like Apple’s new MacBook, adapters and hubs will fill the gap.
Conclusion : In our final conclusion we can say that USB with new innovation Type C creates a whole lot of productivity and flexibility. The size is small makes Circuit compact and beautiful. We will see as soon as possible the change will occur and USB Type-A replaces by Type-C.