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 …

NEC Showcases ‘Square’ PC Monitor AccuSync AS193i

NEC, a well-known provider of various network and business hardware items, announces the release of a new PC monitor, codenamed NEC AccuSync AS193i. The model is differentiated by an unusual square shape and 5:4 aspect ratio. This vindicates that the display is intended basically for offices to work with multiple documents and online data.



19-inch monitor AccuSync AS193i features IPS panel type, equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. It ensures 1280x1024 resolution, 14 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 250 nit brightness, and viewing angles of 178/178 degrees (V/H). Audio facilities are represented by a pair of 2 W stereo speakers, whereas connectivity is ensured by DVI-D and D-Sub video ports.


To continue, the new-comer is thought to support Eco Mode and totally complies with EPEAT Silver, Energy Star 6.0, and TCO 6.0 standards. In order to enhance the power-saving characteristics, NEC furnishes the monitor with Intelligent Power Manager, as well as with …

Area Claims the Development of Four New Expansion Cards

Area, a Japanese hardware retail company, has voiced its intentions to release four new expansion cards with SATA III interface and USB 3.0 ports. The announced products are called to present additional expansion facilities to PC systems. According to the present-day data, the release will include four models: PE4U3E-3E1 Sport Quattro, D-EP34U3R-S3, SD-PEU3R-2T2IL, and S-PESA3ES2L.



The first model, codenamed PE4U3E-3E1 Sport Quattro, will be based on Etron EJ188 controller. It will accommodate four USB 3.0 ports, three of which are external and the other one – internal. This expansion card will employ PCI Express 2.0 x2 bus for the connection to the PC interface.


The second model, codenamed D-EP34U3R-S3, will operate under the supervision of Renesas D720202 controller. The model will include two external and two internal USB 3.0 ports. The third model, SD-PEU3R-2T2IL, will employ Renesas D720201 controller as the basis and will contain also four USB 3.0 ports (two …
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