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 …

PNL-tec GmbH Launches Matr-X Series Chassis under Rasurbo Brand

Two new PC chassis, codenamed Matr-X A and Matr-X M, have replenished the line of products supplied by PNL-tech GmbH. The company delivered its chassis under Rasurbo brand and directed the models to the average price segment. Both models are developed in midi-tower form factor and are housed in steel casings painted black; they feature identical 485x197x493 mm dimensions but differ from each other by the side panel framework. Matr-X A contains a large transparent window on the side panel, while Matr-X M has got a blind panel.

Chassis Matr-X A and Matr-X M are fully compatible with micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. Their dimensions and facilities allow for the installation of seven expansion slots, six internal 3.5-/2.5-inch drives, and four external 5.25-inch drives. Functional section consists of a special dock-station for the connection of an additional drive; this dock-station is located on the top panel. Next to it, one can find a set of USB interfaces, counting a couple of …

Iiyama Enters into the Market with T2336MSC-2 Display

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese designer of hi-end PC displays & TV-screens, enters into the market with a new touchscreen monitor that replenished ProLite family. The T2336MSC-2 model features 561x238.5x379 mm dimensions and is targeting platforms based on Windows 8.1 OS. Besides, the new-comer is distinguished by the employment of a projective-reactive technology that enables a trouble-free sensor input.

The 23-inch Iiyama T2336MSC-2 is housed in a glazed-black case. The integrated screen also boasts a glazed coating. Its maneuvering might be realized twofold: with the help of fingers or by means of a magnet stylograph that supports 10-touch interface. It should be underlined that touchscreen facilities are enabled only through USB connection.

The display is based on AH-IPS panel with 16:9 aspect ratio and in-built LED backlight. The panel ensures 1920x1080 resolution (Full HD), 5 ms response time, 213 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 degrees viewing angles, 16.7 million of …
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