The forum of the executors of USB known as “USB-IF”, today announced that the technical specifications of the data acceptance standard USB4 has finalized and the products are likely to be introduced sometimes, in the next year.
According to the engadget, the specification will reach designers, engineers and manufacturers soon, which means we can expect the first products of USB4 to the shelves sometime in 2020.
Perhaps the most prominent feature of this new standard is its speed of 40 Gbps in the dual track, which corresponds to the transfer rate in the Thunderbolt 3 and multiply that from USB 3.2.
USB4 will use the same form factor that it uses in type-C USB. It will be compatible with USB 3.2, USB 2.0 and Thunderbolt 3. In other words, you’ll be able to use any USB device from a kind of C, available with any device provides a standard USB4.
The new connection will be similar to USB3, as it will support data and display protocols, so expect to see more screens featuring connections USB Plus ports HDMI.
The split was between USB3 and Thunderbolt 3, frustrating for consumers; USB3 is a widespread connection, it transmits data at half the speed (at best) of Thunderbolt 3.
But USB4, it will merge the two basic standards together, creating a 40 Gbps connection from two lines, while some hope to become a unified connection across devices and platforms. The transfer rate of 40 Gbps from Thunderbolt 3 serves as a feature for creative professionals, allowing editing of video and animation files and modeling work in a simplified way.