Ubiquitous to modern society, USB tech can be found in at least one or more devices people use on a daily basis. However, USB cables come in a variety of connections, most of which are incompatible with the others. This makes replacing a USB cable a troublesome task, especially when the differences between each may seem trivial to the inexperienced.
USB Type C
USB-C or USB Type-C connector is the newest USB interface came to the market along with the new USB 3.1 standard. Different from previously mentioned USB A type and B type connector, USB C Type connector can be used on both host controller ports and devices which use upstream sockets. In the last few years a numbers of laptops and cellphones have appeared on the market with C style USB connectors.
USB Type C connector is compatible with USB 2.0, 3.0, 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 signals. A full feature USB 3.1 Gen 2 C to C cable is able to transmit data at maximum 10 Gbps with enhanced power delivery of up to 20V, 5A (100W) and to support DisplayPort and HDMI alternate mode to transfer video and audio signal.
USB Micro B
The micro USB B connector essentially a scaled down form of the mini USB which allowed mobile devices to get slimmer while still maintaining the ability to connect to computers and other hubs.
The micro B type connector holds 5 pins to support USB OTG, which permits smartphones and other similar mobile devices to read external drives, digital cameras, or other peripherals as a computer might. Note that to enable OTG feature, special wiring connection needs to be implemented in the cable assembly.
On Oct. 22, 2009, the international Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced to include Micro-USB interface into the Universal Charging Solution (UCS) that has been adopted broadly by industry.
Post time: Sep-02-2022