USB 3.2 comes with two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C cables

By: Costea Lestoc
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USB 3.2

Back in July, it was reported that the USB 3.2 was on its way to users and while the average computer user probably won’t throw a party over the news,  geeky IT enthusiasts will totally be excited.

USB 3.2 becomes official and brings an incremental update

USB 3.2 is now properly finalized according to the USB Implementers Forum, aka USB-IF. The support organization for the advancement and the adoption of USB technology just revealed the publication of the new USB 3.2 specs, involving an incremental update that defines the multi-lane operation for the new USB 3.2 hosts and devices, according to the USB-IF.

New features of USB 3.2

Check out the new cool features of the long-awaited USB 3.2:

  • It brings a two-lane operation using already existing USB Type-C cables
  • A minor update to the hub specification that addresses enhanced performance and assures a seamless transition between single and two-lane operation
  • Continues to use existing SuperSpeed USB physical layer data rates and encoding techniques

It’s great that existing USB-C cables are going to be compatible with the new USB 3.2, even if new chipsets and devices will be needed in order to upgrade.

In the case you’re a desktop user, you will only need to add a PCIe card to use this latest standard. On the other hand, if you’re a laptop enthusiast, there’s not much you can do to upgrade.

We are keeping our fingers crossed hoping that the many new systems that will be released next year will have the new USB 3.2 implemented by default.

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