Press Release Summary:
Backward compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 Connector supports 5 Gbps data rate for sync-and-go operation. Unit offers optimized power efficiency by eliminating device polling and minimizing active and idle power requirements. Allowing up to 6 unit loads, rated 150 mA each, plug-and-play connector is suited for variety of applications including desktop and laptop computers, cameras, storage devices, scanners, GPS devices, and keyboards/mice/joysticks.
Original Press Release:
Tyco Electronics Launches USB 3.0 Connector
HARRISBURG, Pa. - As newer consumer devices and computer peripherals become more memory intensive, the need for much higher data transfer rates is more evident than ever. With such requirements in mind, Tyco Electronics (TE), a voting member of Universal Serial Bus-Implementers Forum (USB-IF), is pleased to release a new USB 3.0 connector, which has retained all the great features of previous generations of USB interconnects while improving upon them in the areas of performance and power management. TE's USB 3.0 connector meets all standards of USB-IF. It supports 5 Gbps data rate for a fast "sync-n-go", offers a 10X performance increase over USB 2.0, which makes downloading HD movies faster. In addition, the USB 3.0 connector is backward compatible with USB 2.0 while offering optimized power efficiency by eliminating device polling and reducing active and idle power requirements. The connector allows for the unit load of 150mA (which is a 50% increase over the minimum unit load of USB 2.0) up to six unit loads (which is 900 mA, an 80% increase over USB 2.0 at a registered maximum of 500 mA). This means that USB 3.0 has up to 80% more power capacity based on the configuration of the device. According to the USB-IF, the standards body controlling the USB specification, the USB connector is the most popular form of interconnect in the consumer electronics marketplace today -- based on broad proliferation, versatility and ease of use. This interconnect clearly found its place in the PC and PC peripheral arena and can be found in nearly every consumer device produced in the last decade. In the near future, TE plans to offer a full line of certified USB 3.0 product solutions. This portfolio includes various configurations of Standard A and B style plugs and receptacles; powered B plugs and receptacles; Micro B and AB plugs and receptacles; and cable assemblies. Various stacked and combination variations are expected to round out the TE USB 3.0 portfolio. For more information on TE's USB 3.0, please contact USB@te.com or visit www.te.com/products/USB3. ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS
Tyco Electronics Ltd. is a global technology company with fiscal 2010 sales of US$12.1 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; data communication systems; consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace, defense and marine; medical; energy; and lighting. With approximately 7,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, we are a recognized leader in many of the industries we serve. More information on TE can be found at www.te.com and technical support is available at the Product Information Center (PIC) Hotline: (86) 400-820-6015. TE (logo) and Tyco Electronics are trademarks.