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USB 3.0 to get 10Gbps transfers in standards enhancement
Sunday, January 6, 2013 @ 7:58pm

A faster version of USB 3.0 is in the pipeline, according to the USB 3.0 Promoter Group at CES. Expected to be completed by mid-2014, the development of a SuperSpeed USB enhancement will add a higher data rate to the USB 3.0 specification, allowing for up to double the date throughput of existing USB 3.0 connections.



The new specification supplement will include a new 10Gbps USB data rate, improved data encoding for more efficient data transfers, and an improved I/O power efficiency. It will also be compatible with existing 5Gbps and new 10Gbps hubs and devices, and will still be backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Chairman of the USB 3.0 Promoter Group Brad Saunders claimed that "Doubling SuperSpeed USB performance will be especially beneficial for emerging USB docking and storage applications," while representatives from Intel and Microsoft stated their respective companies are fully committed to the 10Gbps supplement. The 10Gbps SuperSpeed USB update is hoped to be reviewed by the industry in the first quarter of 2013, and will be supplying further updates and future plans for the supplement through the USB Implementers Forum.

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