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 …

Сompany Rain has enhanced computer Event for composers

The company Rain Computers, a well-known developer of high-performance audio, video and graphics workstations, has released the second version of its popular product Event Mini Audio Computer called Event A2. The computer, which cost starts from the amount of $ 799, is intended solely for the creators of musical works.



Like its predecessor, Event A2 runs on dual-core or quad processors manufactured by AMD, which provide high performance. In addition, the integrated graphics processor Radeon HD allows to enjoy a good quality of visual effects.


Like most products of production Rain, Computer Event A2 is tested and certified to work with most popular software and audio equipment (such as Pro Tools, FL Studio and Cubase).


Among the features of the second generation of PC Event series include the availability of more powerful quad processor with a frequency of 2.6 GHz, the possibility of increasing the amount of RAM up to 16 GB (1600 MHz), high-speed solid-state drive …

Cooler Master to Release a New Budgetary Midi-Tower Chassis

New PC chassis from Cooler Master appear in the market with an enviable regularity. Each customer group, starting from entry-level customers and finishing with overclockers, can totally avail themselves with the up-dated facilities provided by the developer. This time, individuals with a quite modest budget will have an opportunity to enjoy all the privileges of contemporary technologies, since Cooler Master is going to release next month a new budgetary PC case of midi-tower form-factor. Codenamed CM Force 500, the case features 491.5x190.426 mm dimensions and is entirely painted black.



Chassis CM Force 500 supports motherboards of ATX and micro-ATX standard, and is ready to welcome all graphics adapters of up to 320 mm in length. Internal framework is estimated for the installation as of air cooling system, so of liquid coolers; hence, the maximal admissible height of the CPU air cooler approximates 164 mm, while dimensions of the heatsink attached to the liquid cooler should …
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