USB Speeds and Capabilities

Q: What are the primary applications for USB?

A: USB ports and plugs can be found anywhere from the theatre of battle to the keyboard in the communitiy theatre. However, the primary applications are the consumer products that we are all most familiar with including smart phones, PCs and ultraportables, wearables, smart home and gaming devices, and other mobile devices.


Q: What are the advantages of the micro USB connectors with integrated ESD protection?

A: There are several advantages: enhanced reliability due to the fact that the ESD impact is diverted at the connector; reduction of component count leads to board space saving, assembly cost, and also logistic cost of quality; integrated ESD protection provides engineers with design freedom to place the connector almost anywhere on the device; and reduced cross talk leads to optimized performance for USB 2.0 connectors (high speed beyond current 480 Mbps).


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Q: What types and options should be considered when designing for micro USB 2.0?

A: Learn more about micro USB versatility in this brief overview.


Q: Looking for an efficient interconnect with speeds up to 5 Gbps?

A: TE Connectivity’s offering of USB 3.0 provides 5 Gbps data rates for 10x performance over USB 2.0.


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Q: What is the fastest USB data connection available? 

A: USB 3.1 with 10 Gbps data rates.


Q: How much power does USB power delivery allow? 

A: Up to 5A with 20V.


Q: What USB connector allows for reversible insertion?  

A: Only USB Type-C allows for both a flippable and reversable mating interface.


Q: What is special about TE's USB Type-C receptacles?

A: TE's distinctive design on the back of the receptacle shell provides industry leading EMI performance while the enhanced board retention features provide added durability for applications with demanding mating cycles. TE's receptacles also offer one of the smallest dual row SMT footprints, saving valuable board real-estate.


Q: Does TE offer a water resistant version of USB Type-C?

A: Yes. Splash proof options are available that are IPX4 rated to protect against water splashed from all directions.


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