Browse Definitions :
Definition

USB-C (USB Type C)

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

USB-C is a connection type standard designed to replace all USB types on the computer and device ends of future USB with a single reversible connector.

USB-C allows for peripheral connectivity of USB devices at speeds power outputs of USB 3.1 (up to 10Gbps and 20v @ 5A). This capacity is enough to provide 100w, adequate power for the majority of laptops while also supporting thinner, smaller devices. USB-C will support both the data and power needs of many devices in one of the most compact connector formats.

While having new power capabilities of USB 3.1, Type C remains electrically compatible with previous USB standards through the inclusion of extra pins. One need only use a USB-C to USB adapter in the required type for older devices (such as USB-A, B and their mini and micro versions). Thunderbolt 3 connections can be made with special cables with a bit of circuitry.   

The device connectivity standard is planned to be used for foreseeable future speed grades -- a future of more compatible connections and less flipping of cable heads.

This was last updated in April 2016

Continue Reading About USB-C (USB Type C)

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • cyber attack

    A cyber attack is any attempt to gain unauthorized access to a computer, computing system or computer network with the intent to ...

  • backdoor (computing)

    A backdoor is a means to access a computer system or encrypted data that bypasses the system's customary security mechanisms.

  • post-quantum cryptography

    Post-quantum cryptography, also called quantum encryption, is the development of cryptographic systems for classical computers ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • risk mitigation

    Risk mitigation is a strategy to prepare for and lessen the effects of threats faced by a business.

  • call tree

    A call tree is a layered hierarchical communication model that is used to notify specific individuals of an event and coordinate ...

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

    Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is the replication and hosting of physical or virtual servers by a third party to provide ...

SearchStorage

Close