Tech Today w/ Ken May

Don’t call it USB 4.0. Here in Las Vegas, the USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced the development of a SuperSpeed USB (that’s USB 3.0 , if you’re curious) enhancement that will “add a much higher data rate, delivering up to twice the data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables.” This supplement to the USB 3.0 specification is anticipated to be completed by the middle of this year, bringing along a new 10Gbps data rate, improved data encoding for more efficient data transfer, and of course, compatibility with existing 5Gbps hubs and devices (and even USB 2.0 products). We’ve yet to hear of any device makers trotting out new gear that’ll handle the new spec, but hopefully we’ll hear more at CES really gets rolling. Continue reading USB 3.0 enhancement to bring 10Gbps transfers, backward compatibility in mid-2013 Filed under: Peripherals Comments Source: Marketwatch , USB-IF

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