Synopsys shows first USB 3.2 demo

Up to 20Gbps speed

A few months ago, the USB governing body published the specifications for USB 3.2. According to the specifications, the upcoming USB standard features two 10Gb/s channels that together can achieve up to 20Gb/s of throughput. That's half the speed of Thunderbolt 3, which is USB's better competitor.

Synopsys released a video of the world's first USB 3.2 demonstration. Synopsys used a Windows 10 host system with existing USB drivers embedded in the operating system. The target device is based on Linux and configurated as mass storage device running an array capable of at least 2'000 MB/s of throughput. According to Eric Huang from Synopsys, we will not see any device-side products using the new standard before late 2019.

The upcoming standard will use the USB Type-C interface which is the same that you can find in current USB 3.1 Type-C cables. The USB 3.2 will increase current bandwidth but you will need new hardware. According to some report, we might see USB connected monitors and storage products adopt this techonology first.

Source: Synopsys

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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