SuperSpeed USB and beyond


Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology has been popular since its introduction in 1996, thanks largely to the low cost of the technology, its ease of adoption, and the convenience it offers to consumers for transferring data, connecting accessory devices to personal computing products, and charging mobile devices. The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) and USB 3.0 Promoter Group continue to advance the technology to deliver more power, speed, and convenience to users. The latest innovations include a new, higher-performance SuperSpeed USB, more user-friendly connector and cable designs, more flexible power and data delivery options, and greater energy efficiency. These innovations have enabled USB to realize its potential to enable single-connector platforms, which promise to deliver even more convenience and flexibility to consumers.