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 …

PC-Cooling Releases a New Chassis under Cooltek Brand

All those people who look for a small-sized and classic chassis for HTPC system have got a wonderful opportunity to implement their longing into life. PC-Cooling GmbH has introduced its new PC case, codenamed Coolcube, under Cooltek brand. Such an engaging name totally corresponds to the case's framework: cubic case made of anodized aluminum and painted black. Featuring 210x200x240 mm dimensions, the product is estimated for the installation of mini-ITX motherboards. The case itself contains a large number of ventilation holes in the side and rear parts.



The number of PCI expansion slots equals to two, but there is no a dedicated bay for 5.25-inch drives. However, there is room for the installation of a single 3.5-inch drive and one 2.5-inch drive. The length of supported graphics cards should not exceed 185 mm, while the height of supported CPU coolers should not exceed 80 mm.


The most striking thing is that this chassis model is compatible with the majority power supply …

Trendnet Releases USB-hub with 4 High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports

Trendnet decided to gladden all customers who need additional extension facilities for their desktop or mobile systems by releasing a new USB-hub with four high-speed USB 2.0 ports. The hub, entitled TU2-400E, features 60x50x15 mm dimensions and owns CE/FCC certification.




Its main predestination is to connect USB flash-drives, MP3 players, printers, photo/video cameras, and other USB drives with desktop/laptop PC system. Moreover, the user doesn't need to search for dedicated adapters to enable the hub, since the connection is realized via a standard USB port on PC and a special elongated cable.


Trendnet TU2-400E works without any particular software or drivers. The basic thing is that the connected devices should employ USB 2.0 or USB 1.1/1.0 interfaces. It is powered directly from PC USB port. Also, the casing contains a socket for additional PSU which is able to supply power to all connected devices.


The model is notable by high data transfer speed that …
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