USB

Micro USB and Apple combined connector

There are standard USB connectors and non-standard special custom connectors in different USB cables. On those special non-standard USB connectors, I have earlier covered Reversible USB connectors that make old USB connectors (like USB A and micro-USB) so that they can be plugged in both ways (like USB type C connector). One day when I

USB isolator

The USB isolator is a device that will pass USB signal from input to output connector, while providing galvanic isolation between them. USB isolators are used in applications where direct USB connection can create noise (ground loop noise to audio or measurement), direct connection can be unreliable (noise to USB signal) or where isolation is

USB 4.0

The USB Implementers Forum has announced the publication of USB4! The specification is available to download now as part of the document library of USB.org. USB Implementers Forum Announces the Publication of Its Thunderbolt 3-Based USB4 Standard article tells that USB 4 offers up to 40Gb/s throughput, PCI Express, and DisplayPort connectivity — plus compatibility

Linux USB drivers reverse-engineering

Developer Ben Cox sets out to get old VGA capture cards working on a modern Linux build. Interesting read for people interested in Linux, USB and video technology. Hackster.io reports: Ben Cox Revives Epiphan’s VGA Capture Cards with Custom Reverse-Engineered Linux Driver https://www.hackster.io/news/ben-cox-revives-epiphan-s-vga-capture-cards-with-custom-reverse-engineered-linux-driver-4fb8de896605 Having picked up a bulk supply of VGA capture cards for pennies

USB cable videos

Here are some hopefully interesting to you videos on USB cables: Inside a Popular Amazon USB Cable How USB Cable Quality Affects Charge Rate Does USB cable quality matter? According to this video the cheap cable charges at only 2.7 watts while the other two higher quality cables charge the power bank at over 13

With USB 4, Thunderbolt and USB will converge | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/04/with-usb-4-thunderbolt-and-usb-will-converge/ The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) has unveiled the specifications of USB 4.0, as Engadget reports. And USB 4.0 looks a lot like Thunderbolt 3. Specifications won’t be finalized until later this year, but it seems that one port and one cable type to rule them all. With Thunderbolt 3, Intel added USB 3.1 Gen

USB cable tester

I had a small box full of USB cables that I did not know if they were good or not after use. Those were taken out of use when they did not seem to work OK, and nothing is more annoying than unreliable USB charging cable. I found this 3-In-1 Micro USB Type-C Data Mini

USB-C Just Got a Huge Upgrade – What You Need to Know

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/usb-c-authentication-program,news-28949.html The USB Implementers Forum has plan to make popular cables and ports more secure and safer for users – and give more control to equipment makers. USB-C products have been the cause of power-surge damage to devices when users plug in a non-compliant charger and bad USB-C cable. Most users know that USB gadgets