Type-C USB .. One Connector To Rule Them All


I have been doing a LOT of Type-C USB design lately. In fact, it’s consuming my whole freaking daily existence for the most part. I have literally spent 60 hours in customer labs over a single week working on this stuff. “What’s the big deal?” you might ask. Well, you don’t know it yet but Type-C USB is going to change your world too. Major companies who supply your phones, computers, laptops, tablets, printers and such are redesigning their products with Type-C USB. Why? It enables a whole new level of sexy in consumer devices. Type-C is the Holy Grail for industrial designers. It allows thin and light form factors, while providing blazing fast I/O capability. It gives you data, video and power in one tiny reversible connector. So why can’t you buy it in everything yet? Because we’re still working on it! This stuff is hard! (more on that later) It’s taking some very dedicated work by a thousands of engineers around the world to make Type-C a reality for consumers.