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New USB4 standard is now finalized

New USB4 standard is now finalized, with first devices expected for 2020

The new USB4 standard was first revealed by the USB Promoter Group back in March of this year, when we found out that the brand-new standard will be based on Intel's Thunderbolt 3 protocol to deliver up to 40Gbps speeds. Yesterday, the USB Promoter Group revealed that USB4 specs have actually now been completed, with more information to be shared throughout the upcoming USB Developer Days 2019 later on this month.

You can find below the primary attributes of this new generation of USB:

Two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C cables and up to 40Gbps operation over 40Gbps certified cables
Numerous information and display protocols that effectively share the optimum aggregate bandwidth
Backwards compatibility with USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3
It's terrific that USB4 will utilize the a lot more hassle-free USB-C ports, and the backwards compatibility with other devices is likewise great news.

Last but not least, USB4 devices need to likewise be more pricey to manufacture compared to gadgets using the current USB 3.2 standard, which is to be expected with any brand-new technology. Anyway, it will take some time for manufacturers to welcome this brand-new USB4 protocol, and the first gadgets supporting will not deliver till next year at the earliest.