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 …

Deepcool Releases CPU Cooler Gammaxx 400

The assortment of products designed by Deepcool Industries company has been replenished with a high-end processor cooler Gammaxx 400. The new arrival is differentiated by an outstanding efficiency and minimal noise level. Cooler’s dimensions (which equal to 135x76x159 mm) facilitate its installation into any standard casing of ATX form-factor.



Gammaxx 400 is equipped with four sintered U-shaped heat pipes that have direct contact with the processor surface. This promotes for the improved cooling activity. The solid aluminum radiator accommodates fifty edges to ensure the appropriate heat dissipation. The radiator comprises 120 mm fan with a hydrodynamic bearing and four blue LEDs. The average rotation speed achieves the index of 900-1500 r/min, while the noise level does not exceed the margin of 32.1 dB.

Cooler Deepcool Gammaxx 400 is activated by means of 4-contact socket which provides for the revolution monitoring and noise level reduction via PWM option. This model is …

Acer Continues to Release Ready-Assembled PCs and Produces Aspire XC-730

A new product by Acer resembles a nettop in appearance. However, taking into account its 419.5 × 100 × 291.6 mm dimensions, we should not concern it to be of this type of devices. This is about Aspire XC-730, operated by the preinstalled Windows 10 Home (64-bit) OS.



The system is based on the 4-core Intel Apollo Lake Pentium J4205 processor with 1.5–2.6 GHz actual frequency. The Acer Aspire XC-730 features 2 MB of cache SM, DDR4/DDR3L RAM dual-channel controller and an Intel HD 505 graphics solution. The CPU cooling system is likely to be passive; and the side panel holes provide additional chilling of inner components without the need in extra fans. The volume of RAM memory equals to 4 GB, though, can be extended to 8 GB. The HDD capacity is 1 TB at 7,200 rpm.


The novelty from Acer is equipped with a DVD-writer, an HDMI, a DisplayPort, a D-Sub, audio and four USB 3.0 ports, as well as with a Gigabit Ethernet slot and Wi-Fi adapter. The power consumption rate of this PC …
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