USB Type C
The USB Type-C is a new small reversible-plug connector for USB 3.1 devices. The type-C plug will be used at both the host and device side, replacing multiple Type-B and Type-A connectors and cables with a future-proof standard similar to Apple’s Lightning and Thunderbolt. The 24-pin double-sided connector provides four power/ground pairs, two differential pairs for USB 2.0 data bus, four pairs for high-speed data bus, two ‘sideband use’ pins, two configuration pins for cable orientation detection, dedicated biphase mark code (BMC) configuration data channel, and +5 V power for active cables.
The USB Type-C is much smaller than the normal USB 3.0 port, similar to a micro USB port. It is also much faster then previous versions. The tiny port of the micro USB is well suited for use in mobile phones, tablets, and note books where it’s size is a big advantage. It carries up to 100 watts (20 volt and 5 Amp) of power, enough to charge a Macbook, ultra book, smartphone or tablet.
The USB Type-C transfers data at up to 10GB/sec, much more than previous generation USB ports. It has enough speed for an SSD drive and display ports. Similar in appearence to a micro USB, it’s connection is not directionally dependent and can be inserted forward or reverse. The USB Type-C supports normal USB, HDMI, and display ports, which need an adapter.
Devices that offer USB Type-C Port
The New Macbook 12″ has a USB C Port for charging and data transfer. The new Chrome book Pixel has 2 ports and the Nokia N1 Tablet has one USB C Port.
Many believe that USB Type-C Port will be the future standard. Soon every port is likely to be converted to the USB Type-C. Which means you will only need to carry one charger for your all devices.