(The Hosting News) – The upcoming generation of USB devices known as “USB 3.1” will feature speeds of up to 10Gbps, noted an organization supporting the widely-used data device.
“SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps uses a more efficient data encoding and will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cables,” commented the USB 3.0 Promoter Group via a press release.
USB 3.0 will also be compatible with “existing” USB 3.0 software stacks along with USB 2.0 products.
The issue is set to be discussed further at the upcoming USB 3.1 Developers Day US conference in Hillsboro, Oregon on August 21.
Top tech provider HP, meanwhile, praised the move. “The USB 3.1 Specification enables us to meet the growing needs of our customers for faster data transfer while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing devices.” “The industry has affirmed the strong demand for higher through-put, for user-connected peripherals and docks, by coming together to produce a quality SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps specification,” noted Intel Architecture Group VP Alex Peleg via the press release.
USB was first designed and made available in early 1996. Since then, the small device’s popularity had grown and continues to this day.