USB4

Asus has introduced a USB4 PCIe add-in-card for the company's desktop motherboards, allowing users to add two USB4 ports to their systems. The card can be used to connect up to four devices and a display to each of its ports, and can even be used to charge laptops that support USB charging. The Asus USB4 PCIe Gen4 Card is based on ASMedia's ASM4242 controller and supports two USB4 ports at 40 Gbps data rates, with up to 60W USB Power Delivery. The board also has two DisplayPort inputs to in order to route graphics through the card as well in order to make full use of the versatility offered by USB4 and the Type-C cable. Alternatively, one can connect the card to the motherboard...

Adata, OWC, and Stardom Roll Out USB4 SSDs and Enclosures for Faster External Storage

When the USB4 specification emerged several years ago, it was quickly positioned as a less expensive alternative to the Thunderbolt 3 technology which ruled the market of high-performance direct-attached...

22 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2023

Phison To Unveil 14.7 GB/s PCIe 5.0 SSD and Cheap USB4 Drives at CES 2024

CES 2024 is a few weeks away, so Phison shared its plans for the consumer electronics industry's biggest trade show this week. Among the headliners of the event will...

8 by Anton Shilov on 12/8/2023

MSI Intros USB4 PCIe Expansion Card with 100W Power Delivery

For Computex 2023, MSI is introducing an interesting USB4 PCIe expansion card. The card not only offers two full-bandwidth USB4 40Gbps Type-C ports, but the card can also deliver...

19 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2023

ASRock Industrial 4X4 BOX-7735U UCFF PC Review: Zen 3+, RDNA2, and USB4 in a Potent Platform

ASRock Industrial is one of the few vendors with a lineup of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) computing systems based on the latest Intel and AMD platforms. Their lineup of NUC...

36 by Ganesh T S on 4/6/2023

Microsoft Launches Thunderbolt 4 Surface Dock - Sans Surface Connect Port

Microsoft has introduced a new docking station for its latest Surface devices equipped with Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock has eight ports and provides a comprehensive...

3 by Anton Shilov on 4/5/2023

CES 2023: IOGEAR Introduces USB-C Docking Solutions and Matrix KVM

IOGEAR has been servicing the computer accessories market with docks and KVMs for more than a couple of decades now. In addition to the generic use-cases, the company creates...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2023

CES 2023: Plugable Introduces New Flagship Thunderbolt 4 Dock and USB-C Hub

The Thunderbolt and USB ecosystems have seen rapid updates over the last couple of years. In 2022, we saw the announcement of the USB4 v2 standard and some details...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/4/2023

Intel Builds On USB4 v2 for 120 Gbps Next Generation Thunderbolt

The DisplayPort 2.1 specifications were officially released by VESA on Monday, and this was followed up by USB-IF's announcement of the release of the 80 Gbps USB4 v2 specifications...

21 by Ganesh T S on 10/19/2022

CES 2022: Plugable Introduces UD-6950PDZ Triple 4K HDMI / DisplayPort Docking Station

Plugable is introducing two new products at the 2022 CES - the UD-6950PDZ docking station, and the USB4-HUB3A USB4 hub. The docking station is technically the more interesting one...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/5/2022

Plugable TBT4-HUB3C Thunderbolt 4 Hub Capsule Review

Plugable is introducing its Thunderbolt 4 product lineup today, with the TBT4-HUB3C Thunderbolt 4 Hub leading the pack. Joining it are two Thunderbolt 4 cables - the 2m. long...

21 by Ganesh T S on 9/23/2021

USB-C Power Delivery Hits 240W with Extended Power Range

The USB-IF released a couple of new specifications recently - R2.1 for Type-C and R3.1 for USB-PD. The main update is the 'Extended Power Range' aspect that allows for...

54 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2021

Intel Thunderbolt 4 Update: Controllers and Tiger Lake in 2020

Wired connectivity is converging onto two standards: USB4 and Thunderbolt 4. Both of these are set to debut by the end of the year in Intel’s upcoming Tiger Lake...

77 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/8/2020

DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 Spec Released: Defining Alt Mode for USB4

As the tech industry gears up for the launch of the new USB4 standard, a few more parts first need to fall into place. Along with the core specification...

12 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2020

Cypress Announces USB 3.2 & USB4-Ready Controllers: EZ-PD CCG6DF & CCG6SF

Cypress has unveiled a pair of upcoming USB Type-C controllers for next-generation desktops and laptops. The new EZ-PD CCG6DF and EZ-PD CCG6SF controllers are single-chip solutions that support USB...

17 by Anton Shilov on 3/3/2020

USB-IF: USB4 Products Coming in Late 2020

The USB Promoter Group is hard at work developing the USB4 specification. We met with them at Computex this year, and the good news is that the spec is...

69 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2019

USB4 Specification Announced: Adopting Thunderbolt 3 Protocol for 40 Gbps USB

The USB Promoter Group has announced the upcoming release of the USB4 specification. The new standard is based on Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol and supports a range of features, including...

56 by Anton Shilov on 3/4/2019

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