USB4: Based On Thunderbolt 3. Two Times The Data Rate, At 40Gbps
The Register, March 4th, 2019
March 17, 2019,
Volume 252, Issue 2

"USB version 4 is on the way, offering double the fastest possible USB data transfer rate over the previous generation: a satisfying 40Gbps," writes Kieren McCarthy in The Register.

"On Monday, the USB Promoter Group announced the new spec is ready to be revealed, just a week after details of the latest iteration of the current standard - USB 3.2 - was released.

Note, we're talking about USB communications here: how the data is transferred over the lines, not the physical plugs and sockets. This announcement means future devices and computers can use USB4 to shove files and other information between each other much faster, typically via physical USB-C connectors.

USB4 - yes, no space - is based on Intel's Thunderbolt 3 specifications, and will allow for multiple simultaneous data and display linkages, meaning that you can use it for several different devices at the same time, and each data transfer will be adjusted dynamically between each bit of kit..."

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