SAN FRANCISCO: THE USB IMPLEMENTERS FORUM (USB-IF) has demonstrated its superspeed USB 3.1 technology, touting almost 900MBps data transfer rates at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.
Announced in July, superspeed USB 3.1 will offer bandwidth of up to 10Gbps and will be backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, the USB-IF said.
In the demo in San Francisco this week, the speeds shown prove that these speeds have in fact been reached. In earlier tests, the USB-IF's data transfer speeds reached in excess of 900MBps.
USB-IF said that these faster USB speeds should start rollig out in hardware available on shop shelves by the end of next year.
On Tuesday, USB-IF announced the development of Media Agnostic (MA) USB technology, a technology that will allow wireless devices and docking stations to communicate over the USB protocol without the need for a physical USB connection. µ
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