Would USB by Any Other Name Still Smell as Sweet?

Would USB by Any Other Name Still Smell as Sweet?

The USB Promoter Group Announced USB4 Specification this week, check it out here.

This announcement is causing a renaming of the current USBs.

Our Targus DocKtor broke down his understanding in the table below.

USB Nomenclature

Some Other Names

Bandwidth

Port Types

USB 1/1.1

USB Low Speed/Full Speed

1.5/12 Mbps

A/B

USB 2

USB High Speed

480 Mbps

A/B/C/mini-A/B

USB 3.0

USB 3.1 Gen 1/USB 3.2 Gen 1/SuperSpeed

5 Gbps

A/B/C/mini-A/B/micro-A/B

USB 3.1 Gen 1

USB 3.0/USB 3.2 Gen 1/SuperSpeed

5 Gbps

A/B/C

USB 3.1 Gen 2

USB 3.2 Gen 2/SuperSpeed+/SuperSpeed 10Gbps

10 Gbps

A/B/C

USB 3.2 Gen 1

USB 3.0/USB 3.1 Gen 1/SuperSpeed

5 Gbps

A/B/C

USB 3.2 Gen 2

USB 3.1 Gen 2/SuperSpeed+/SuperSpeed 10Gbps

10 Gbps

A/B/C

USB 3.2 Gen 2x1

USB 3.2/SuperSpeed 10Gbps

10 Gbps

C

USB 3.2 Gen 2x2

USB 3.2/SuperSpeed 20Gbps

20 Gbps

C

USB4

USB 4

10/20/40Gbps

C

A great summary of what is known about USB4 is explained on Tom's hardware.

Targus will adapt and implement applicable technologies for its line of docking stations and specifically universal docking stations.

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