The USB-C data cable has been renamed: Focus on the speed
The USB-C data cable has been renamed: Focus on the speed.
The USB-C data cable has been renamed! Don’t mention the version, just look at the speed.
The version naming of the USB specification is nothing short of notorious, and can’t think of any explanation other than to deliberately annoy users.
Now, the USB-IF organization has reorganized the naming of the USB-C data cable, which is quite concise and clear.
According to the new regulations implemented from March 15, USB-C data cables will be classified from two dimensions of speed level and power level, and manufacturers are required to give clear signs to facilitate consumers to distinguish and choose.
The main contents of the new regulations are as follows:
1. The USB-C to USB-C data cable will be divided into four rate types in the future, namely 480Mbps, 5Gbps, 20Gbps, and 40Gbps. The USB specification version is no longer emphasized, but only the supported rates are distinguished.
Meanwhile, USB-IF no longer accepts certification for USB 3.2 Gen2 10Gbps Type-C to USB-C cables.
2. The USB-C to USB-C data cable will only support two maximum transmission powers, 60W and 240W. The original 100W power was cancelled and 240W replaced it.
3. Any USB-C to USB-C data cable must use the transmission rate and power identification specified by USB-IF.
The label with the specified Logo can be firmly pasted on the data line, or the Logo can be directly stamped on the outer mold.
480Mbps data cable, not marked with speed, only marked with power. For the other three types of data, the speed and power must be marked at the same time.
4. When the USB-C data cable is certified, the manufacturer must first apply for a special logo to the USB-IF, and then send the samples with the logo for testing.
The certified laboratory will also first check whether the logo is correctly applied to the sample before conducting the test.