The organization responsible for promoting the most common external data connection standard is trying to fight back toThunderbolt 3
With all due respect to wireless communication technologies such as Bluetooth or WiGig, it is likely that none of them will in fact threaten the "USB The old and well-known thread is the most common and widely used way of transmitting information from one place to another - but that doesn't mean there are no plans to continue to improve the capabilities of a market-leading device.
The USB-IF, which is responsible for its technological advancement and includes representatives from most major technology companies, has announced the release of a near-final version for the USB 3.2 standard, which will be an easy upgrade to the familiar 3.1 USB with full backward compatibility and one key feature Not to be overlooked - increasing the maximum bandwidth available for use from 10 gigabits per second to 20 gigabytes per second, half of what theThunderbolt 3 but also 4 times what is available inUSB 3.0 that continues to be the most commonly used default.
The future device will reach double speed without any physical change to the USB Type-C connections we are familiar with today - simply by using the other available broadcast and reception channel in the interface, and until now exclusively reserved for the "alternative" modes of use supported: Video signals in HDMI and DisplayPort standards, MHL signal transmission, and signal transferThunderbolt 3. Using the full speed of the USB standard 3.2 will not allow signal transmission Video At the same time, of course, but this is probably a compromise that many would be willing to accept - especially since this is not about any physical limitation, but the addition of an additional work situation along with all the diverse work modes that already exist within the technology.
In the framework of the coding mechanisms accepted in the modern era,USB 3.2 will be able to provide very impressive theoretical transfer speeds of approximately 2 / Gbps.
USB 3.2 will also provide backward compatibilityUSB 3.1, theUSB 3.0 andUSB 2.0 as stated, although to enjoy the maximum speed it will require cable USB Type-C, which has been properly ratified by theUSBWhich may prove to be a rather problematic requirement, considering that the market is currently loaded with cables of various kinds that are not clear who examined them and how, as part of the inherent disadvantages of technology that is free and open to everyone. The new standard is expected to be commercially available towards the end of next year or at the beginning of 2019, and we can only hope that by then the appropriate way and reason will be found for some order in the market that will make it easier for us all to understand what we are getting and when.
The current announcement comes not long after Intel announced that it would become the "Thunderbolt Its advanced 3, which is also based on the standard physical interface of theUSB Type-C (which requires dedicated controllers on the two devices between which it connects to operate), free and available to everyone - so any manufacturer can choose to provide controllers to operate on the various products, plus the intention of making the controllers a built-in part of the company's future chipset.
In such a situation, it is not entirely clear whether USB 3.2 will have any advantage over the X-Thunderbolt When it becomes available for mass distribution - but we are nevertheless glad that there is a willingness to continue Development Capabilities in the computer market, storage drives, computers, and docking stations of tomorrow.