The Difference Between Micro Usb And Usb

Major điện thoại brands are making the quantum leap from the ubiquitous Micro USB, an industry standard now for many years, khổng lồ the much newer USB-C or as it was formally known; USB Type-C. Confused much?

Let’s put it this way; a Type B Micro USB port is probably what you use on your phone right now. The easiest way lớn tell is that the USB cable plugs in one way and if you are not paying attention, odds are you will plug it in the wrong way every once in a while. So then, what is USB-C?

USB-C was built upon the original USB technology, amping it up a notch. For starters, USB-C cables are reversible, thank goodness; any way you plug in is the right way. There are more underlying differences between micro USB và USB-C we will look into later.

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Standardizing USB Standards

Before we delve deeper, let’s explain a bit about the whole USB standard. Universal Serial Bus (USB) was developed in 1994 by a bunch of companies as a way to lớn unify connection cables between devices, capable of transferring both data và also charge. Before this, connection cables were a wild wild west of sorts with each equipment manufacturer favoring their own chất lượng cable.

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Various generations of USB comprise USB 1.0 (and later 1.1), USB 2.0 (most widely used today), USB 3.0 & currently USB 3.1 (you can tell these by the bright blue innards). USB 3.1 processes data at speeds of up to lớn 10 Gbps compared khổng lồ USB 3.0 at 5 Gbps. The popular USB 2.0 clocks in at 480 Mbps, an improvement from the 12 Mbps throughput of USB 1.0. This ought not to lớn be confused with Standard types A, B, & the newest C. These are physical attributes you can see with the naked eye. These standards tend lớn be backwards compatible (you will need a special adapter for type C).

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The short answer to lớn this và Yes. & No. If you’ve bought a PC recently, you’ll notice that you got a USB-C port tucked away somewhere on the frame. That’s alongside the regular Type-A USB slots & the power nguồn slot. Your USB-C điện thoại cảm ứng thông minh is probably connected to a USB Type A connector as well. The truth of the matter is most people don’t yet need USB-C just yet but we are in a transition as we speak.

Some of the drawbacks to lớn USB-C is that it’s not backwards compatible much as the underlying USB standard is. Micro USB, the current reigning king has limited uses away from smartphones although it has had time khổng lồ seize the market & consolidate its leadership.

Regardless, we will see USB C slowly take over the market with every new device that supports the standard. The sheer possibilities of what USB-C are limitless. Throw in Thunderbolt & capability to lớn replace most connector cables in use today & you have yourself a remarkably hostile takeover.