The new USB Type-C standard provides tremendous business opportunities for cable and connector manufacturers. In order to achieve maximum benefit from these opportunities, and enhance competitiveness, these manufacturers are constantly trying to find ways to speed up product certification.
Allion Labs, a market leading testing laboratory, successfully held two seminars on May 6 and May 7, 2015 for more than two hundred (200+) attendees. These two seminars not only helped attendees quickly understand the latest USB Type-C specifications, but also accurately prepared them for market changes by reviewing a list of certification action items. Additionally, Allion shared Type-C certification testing FAQs and delivered on-demand Q&A debugging services.
To meet the rapidly rising market demand for USB Type-C certification requirements, Allion has prepared this article for its customers who could not attend and any other interested parties. This article provides an overview of the topics presented at our USB Type-C seminars. It also presents results of the seminar survey which was used to analyze current sentiments. This survey data can provide vendors with deeper insights into potential avenues of growth and obstacles to overcome. As USB technology continues to advance, Allion will continue to provide its valued customers with superior certification services and customized engineering solutions.
Due to its easy usability, convenient size and reasonable cost, USB is one of the most ubiquitous transmission interfaces in modern life. No matter at home or in office, people rely on USB to transmit data for TVs, notebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktops, printers or even In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) System in cars all the time.
Thunderbolt, formerly called ‘Lightpeak’, is Intel’s new high-speed I/O technology through a single port that is first available on new Apple MacBook Pro notebooks lately. Fast data transfers are Intel’s main claim, such as 10 gigabits per second transfers and dual-protocol support. The allows for two channels on the same connector at up to 10 gigabits per second that can support both PCI Express and DisplayPort technologies. Compared with existing technologies, Thunderbolt is regarded as a combination of HDMI and USB 3.0, the loading quantity is spectacularly huge through its co-invented PCI Express 4x, which can connect external devices directly to Macbook Pro.
Along with the fast-growing technology, technology standardization is not only promoting technology development but also providing a clear purchase direction to consumers.
According to today’s market, Allion Test Labs has collected six top industry standards and specifications here below, which includes Microsoft Windows, USB, Wi-Fi, HDMI, DisplayPort and SATA. In the first article, we will introduce the first three industry standards.