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USB 3.1 and Type C: The Next Evolution of Cable Assemblies

MENTOR, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualtek, a leading manufacturer of cable assemblies, introduces the next evolution of USB Cable Assemblies and they're a game changer. Qualtek's USB 3.1 cables along with the Type C connector allows you to charge and power your USB-C enabled device, sync and transfer data quickly and safely. With a sleek and low profile connector, this cable's minimal design harnesses the incredible power within. Experience up to 10 Gbps transfer speeds, up to 20X faster than USB 2.0 (480Mbps), 12x faster than FireWire 800, and 2X faster than USB 3.0 (5Gbps).

The introduction of the new symmetrical/reversible Type C to Type C cable assembly provides a user-friendly reversible design which allows the cable to be inserted into your device in either orientation or direction. The new connector is only slightly larger than the older mini and micro Type B connectors, which means that it can be used on mobile devices, replacing the existing use of mini or micro connectors.

USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+ offers a whole new level of connectivity. Advantages include:

  • Speed – increased data transfer rates to 10GBps, which is fast enough to carry full HD video and multichannel, uncompressed audio
  • Power - increased power handling capabilities to 100 watts, which means that USB C will replace existing power, video, networking, and data cables.
  • Connectors – USB 3.1 uses the same connector configurations as USB 3.0, plus the new reversible Type C connector, which plugs in the first time, every time!

The next evolution of USB 3.1 and Type C Cable Assemblies is here.