USB Type-C is the latest standard. It enables reversible plug orientation and cable direction while leveraging small form factor connectors. Power capabilities have been extended up to 15W thanks to new provisions allowing the source to dynamically manage current from 0.5A to 3.0A. Data speeds have been increased to 10Gbps. Beyond that, USB3.1 Power Delivery support enables negotiable power up to 100W. Additional capabilities such as Alternate Modes, Display Port and backward compatibility lift USB Type-C to the next level.
Learn how USB data is evolving with the addition of USB Type-C solutions/offerings available today
|Standards||Supports||Data Rate||Power Delivery||Applications|
|USB 2.0 & Standard Type-C||USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0||Up to 480 Mbps||Up to 15W||• Mobile Phones|
|• Automotive convenience ports|
|USB 3.x & Standard Type-C||USB 3.0, 3.1||5 Gbps or 10 Gbps||Up to 15W||• TVs, Laptops, Monitors, Set-top boxes, Workstations|
|• Mass Storage|
|• Expansion Ports|
|USB 3.x Type-C & PD Power, Data, Video||USB Type-C Alternate mode||Up to 10 Gbps||Up to 100W||• Docks, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Monitors, Dongles|
|• Primary Port|
USB Power Delivery is a single-wire protocol leveraging new USB-C standard & cable. USB Type-C ports can be either a Source, Sink or both. PD negotiation allows devices to create a contract to deliver the optimum power level for each application under the current battery conditions. This protocol expands USB to deliver up to 100W (20V, 5A) of power. Data role capabilities are also enhanced as the PD protocol is used to negotiate data & video capabilities and direction. USB-C ports can be Upstream Facing Ports (UFP) transmits as a USB Device, Downstream Facing Ports (DFP) transmits as a USB Host, or Dual Role Data Port (DRD) having capabilities of both UFP and DFP. Alternate mode enables guest protocols such as DisplayPort.
Learn more about USB power delivery at usb.org.
USB Type-C and Power Delivery combine to bring a flexible and hassle-free experience to consumers.