Tuesday, August 19th 2014

USB-IF to Demonstrate USB Single-Cable Solution at IDF San Francisco

The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) today announced that it will exhibit and present the latest USB developments at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco, September 9-11. At IDF, the USB-IF will host a Technology Community, present technical sessions on the new USB Type-C connector, and host press briefings featuring new technology demonstrations.
At IDF San Francisco there will be many opportunities for interested attendees and press and analysts to learn about the new USB Type-C connector and cable and how USB technology is delivering a single-cable solution. Opportunities include:
  • SuperSpeed USB Community on the show floor will feature USB-IF member companies including Agilent Technologies, ASMedia Technology, Cypress Semiconductor, Ellisys, Genesys Logic, Gigabyte, Joinsoon Electronics, Microchip, Renesas Electronics, Synopsys and Tektronix.
  • USB-IF Member Open House will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 4-5:00 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 11 from 3-4:00 p.m.; USB-IF member companies can visit the demo suite to see the USB technology demonstrations. USB-IF member companies must contact press@usb.org to RSVP and receive additional information.
  • USB Technical Presentations will be given by USB industry experts:
  • 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 - Enabling the Single Connector Client Platform Using USB 3.1 and the New USB Type-C Connector: presented by Rahman Ismail - USB 3.0 Senior Architect, Intel Corporation and Brad Saunders - Architect/Strategist, Intel Corporation
  • 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 - Technical Introduction of the New USB Type-C Connector: presented by Dr. Yun Ling - Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation and Bob Dunstan - Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 - USB Technology Update: Delivering a Single-Cable Solution: presented by USB-IF President & COO, Jeff Ravencraft, in the Networking Plaza. This presentation will cover SuperSpeed USB performance, USB Power Delivery and the USB Type-C connector.
  • Press Demo Suite: The USB-IF will host media briefings and other meetings in a demo suite at The Hotel Palomar. The demo suite will feature a SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps demo, the new USB Type-C cable and connector, and implementations of USB Power Delivery.
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6 Comments on USB-IF to Demonstrate USB Single-Cable Solution at IDF San Francisco

That is not USB-C in the picture.
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what is it do you know? was wondering.
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Mysteoa said:
That is not USB-C in the picture.
Yeah ... it's looks like WD My Passport Cable

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The Von Matrices
Can someone help me understand what they mean by "Delivering a Single-Cable Solution"? Do they mean a single protocol (USB), a single dock type cable that carries all types of data, or a single connector (Type C) that will replace all the previous USB connectors?

In another thought, I have low expectations for the USB type C connector. While it seems great for mobile devices, I don't see how it can form a secure connection that won't disconnect at the slightest amount of pulling force. That would disqualify the connector's use in most applications where it would be annoying to have the plug accidentally come loose.
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digibucc said:
what is it do you know? was wondering.
It's a micro usb 3.0 cable to power a device, with an additional usb plug for added power requirements, like you see on some external usb2.0 dvd burners.

I think the title's statement of one usb cable to replace them all is due to the fact that usb 3.1 with have a much higher power capability, thus making the type of cables pictured obsolete.
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