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 …

Lenovo Unveils Plans for ThinkVision 4K UltraHD Monitors

Lenovo, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics, has unveiled plans for the upcoming release of two professional PC monitors of ThinkVision lineup. The ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 are characterized by the support of 4K UltraHD resolution and a range of advanced features. The first 28-inch model combines an entire scope of facilities for professional users, whereas the second one boasts some intellectual capabilities, serving a real entertainment center run by Android OS.

Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m is targeting enterprise users who got used to work with automated design engineering and data analysis. For sure, it will be much appreciated by home users, willing to watch video in ultra-wide resolution (3840x2160). The model features a stylish ergonomic design with an excessive use of glass. The display is equipped with sensor keys and binary speakers.

The display itself is based on a full-fledged stand that allows for the rotation, adjustment of …

Sapphire Showcases Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Toxic Solution

Sapphire Technology Ltd. is going to release a new graphics card on Tahiti LE chip. Codenamed Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Toxic, the card is one of the first models to use the newest GPU, developed under 28 nm technological process. The suffix 'GHz Edition' in the model's name witnesses that the nominal GPU clock frequency exceeds the index of 1 GHz.

The core of Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Toxic is based on Graphics Core Next architecture and contains 1536 current processors. The card's inventory involves 2GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit bus interface. The memory modules are known to operate at 6000 MHz frequency. GPU operational frequencies are still not clarified, but it's possible to assume that on activation of AMD PowerTune option the card will demonstrate some outstanding performance. In fact, analysts dare saying that this model is the most efficient one among all other solutions based on Tahiti LE chip.

Optimal thermal regime and airflow activity are …
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