USB

USB C vs US outlet

Have you noticed that the size of the USB C plug is such that it is possible to insert it to an US outlet. The USB C connector just fits to the wider prong hole in the US connector (slightly too big for thinner prong hole). It is even possible to make the USB connector

USB spy cables are here

Can a USB data cable be altered into a Spying data? Absolutely YES! There are many potential problems with USB cables. The USB Security is fundamentally broken and modern electronics can be made so small that you can fit all kinds of nasty circuits inside USB cable if you want to do that. And some

Higher power USB-C will deliver 240W

Today’s USB-C charging can support up to 100 watts. But that’s not enough for all gaming laptops and other power-hungry devices. There seems to be real need for more USB power because some manufacturers have sold off-spec 130W USB-C adapters. The new standard capacity of 240 watts is enough to run larger monitors, printers, gaming

Friday Fun: USB is dangerous?

I saw an alarming sounding headline with worrying picture: Man Goes Up In Flames After Pulling Out USB Stick Without Safely Removing It First https://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2021/05/06/man-goes-up-in-flames-after-pulling-out-usb-stick-without-safely-removing-it-fir “Authorities suspect the cause of the fire can be traced to Murphy previously pulling a USB stick out of his computer without safely removing it beforehand.” This was clearly parody

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