This week the USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced they have finalised the design for a reversible USB Type-C connector which has been specifically created to replace every size of all current USB connectors.
The design of the new reversible USB allows it to be connected without worrying about which way up the connector is facing, in a similar way to how Apple’s Lightning cables are now reversible.
The new reversible USB connector is similar in size to the USB 2.0 Micro-B and provides reversible plug orientation and cable direction and has been designed to support future USB performance requirements. The USB.org press release reads :
“The USB Type-C specification establishes a new cable and connector scheme tailored to fit mobile device product designs, yet robust enough for laptops and tablets. With this release, the specification has been transferred to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for ongoing management and the establishment of a compliance and certification program.
The release of the USB Type-C specification is the final piece in developing a single-cable solution. The combination of SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps and USB Power Delivery up to 100W with the slim, user-friendly USB Type-C connector provides endless possibilities.
An ideal example use case is a docking solution that features a single USB Type-C cable connection to dock and power your PC, and a hub within the dock that can connect multiple screens streaming video with additional bandwidth available for many other functions. USB is an adaptable solution that is flexible enough to fit the varied needs of consumers.“
For more information on the new reversible USB connector jump over to the USB.org press release website for details via a PDF.