The USB Type-C port is very popular recently and will gradually become a mainstream port, even Apple Macbooks are starting to adopt the USB Type-C port. Nokia can be regarded as the first person who dares to eat "crab" in Type-C. In November last year, Nokia officially released its first Android tablet, the Nokia N1.

While the Nokia N1's devices with USB Type-C ports have attracted attention, it's Apple that really makes the USB Type-C port a lot of attention. In March of this year, Apple released a new Macbook notebook, one of which is the use of the Type-C interface. The new 12-inch MacBook has only one USB Type-C port in addition to the headphone jack, which makes this port particularly eye-catching.

After the leadership of the Nokia N1 tablet and the development of Apple's Macbook, more and more manufacturers have begun to launch mobile phones using the Type-C interface, which has gradually become a new standard. Processor giant Intel's unreleased newer Skylake processors will support the USB Type-C interface, which means that future notebooks will also make heavy use of Type C ports.

However, many ordinary people are not very familiar with USB Type-C, except for a small number of people who know that the port supports reversible insertion. The interface type of USB Type-C is actually confusing to many people. It seems that the USB Type-C interface can be either USB 3.0, 3.1, or USB 2.0. It can also be equipped with USB Power Delivery power supply features, and can even support DisplayPort, Thunderbolt.

Some USB Type-C ports support all of the above features, while others only support some of them. Users don't know what kind of USB Type-C they are using and how to distinguish them.

The USB-IF, the organization responsible for promoting the USB standard, is aware of the doubts that many users have. In order to solve the confusion of users, at Intel's developer forum last week, USB-IF said in an interview with the media that they are preparing to introduce a series of new LOGO, so that each USB Type-C interface can be more functional in the future. for clarity.

This LOGO will be marked next to the USB interface of the corresponding device to indicate the specific function of the USB interface.

The new LOGO will be as follows:

• Standard USB LOGO indicates USB 2.0 or lower;

• The appearance of "SS" means SuperSpeed, which means USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 generation;

• The appearance of the number "10" indicates that the speed reaches 10Gbps, which represents the second generation of USB 3.1, which has super high-speed connection characteristics;

• If the battery appears throughout the logo, it means that this connector supports USB Power Delivery.

In fact, USB-IF has developed some LOGO standards. If you pay attention, you may have seen it on many USB interfaces. Now a new Logo has been added to make it easier for users to distinguish the difference between them.

However, it should be noted that these LOGOs are not mandatory, but only optional, and equipment manufacturers do not necessarily have to use such LOGOs on the equipment.

Furthermore, if businesses want to adopt the logos, they need to obtain a license from the USB-IF, which is included in the $4,000 annual fee. If you are not a business that pays annual license fees, then you need to purchase a license separately for $5,000. I don't know if businesses are willing to spend a fortune on it.

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