Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

MMD Announces 241P6VPJKEB Monitor under Philips Brand

MMD, the owner of Philips Monitors brand, has designed a new monitor, entitled 241P6VPJKEB. The greenhorn is distinguished by the support for 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) that is appropriate as for corporate so for multimedia needs. The display features 23.8-inch diagonal and 16:9 aspect ratio. Sales are scheduled to start in early 2016 for the recommended price tag of 549 EUR.



Philips 241P6VPJKEB takes AH-IPS panel with WLED backlight as the basis. It boasts some prominent specifications: 300 cd/m2 – maximal brightness, 178/178 – the widest viewing angles, the possibility to display 1.074 billion colors, the 99% coverage of sRGB gamut. Besides, the model comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2W each) and an integrated webcam (2 mp) with a microphone.


The kit of external interfaces includes 1x DVI port, 1x D-Sub, 1x DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 2.0 port with the support for MHL 3.0 technology; the latter enables trouble-free connection, charging and processing of …

‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.



Specs Overview


MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …
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