Ultra-fast USB 3.2 To Come To Computers This Year

Desktop PCs and laptops will finally receive the ultra-fast USB 3.2 format. We have been waiting for this one for quite some time, as it was expected to come out back in 2017. The new USB format will bring several improvements, including a physical layer that is supposed to offer more bandwidth.

If you are waiting for the USB 3.2 controllers that can also support the standard’s new 20 Gb/s Type-C mode, you should be glad to find out that you don’t have to wait for too long, as they will become available this year.

Data can be sent at speeds of up to 20 Gbps thanks to the port. There need to be compatible motherboards in order to use the controllers. However, don’t expect them to come out in the first half of the year. The release will probably take place in the second half of 2019 because most PC component manufacturers release updates for their hardware during that specific period of time.

Specifications for the ultra-fast USB 3.2

It appears that the USB 3.2 specifications managed to take all “prior 3.x specifications”.

USB 3.2 has three different transfer rates:

  • USB 3.2 Gen 1: Product signals at 5Gbps. The marketing name for this one is SuperSpeed USB.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2: Product signals at 10 Gbps and its marketing name is SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps.
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2×2: Product signals at 20Gbps and its marketing name is SuperSpeed USB 20 Gbps.

The USB 3.3 is supposed to use dual-lane operation in order to double performance. More than that existing cables can be used, as the signaling rates remain the same, and encoding is used. Users will also receive more bandwidth for USB Display and USB Storage for various applications.

The ultra-fast USB 3.2 technology is due to come out later this year to desktop PCs and laptops. It would represent a considerable leap forward regarding data transfer speeds and reliability.

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