USB Type-C Plug'n Play: Efficient Data and Power Delivery

Delivering data rates up to 10 Gbit/s and up to 100W of power, USB Type-C offers a connector that’s perfectly tailored for emerging product designs—offering rich interface capabilities with “alternate mode” support. It also enables fully reversible plug orientation and cable direction, making USB Type-C far more convenient for consumers and helping deliver a true plug-and-play experience.

Which way is up?

In the fast-moving markets of wearables, tablets and smartphones, system designers are under constant pressure to deliver the right functionality, at the right time – within ever tighter space, power and cost restraints. And sometimes a simple new development comes along that lets designers breathe easier. With benefits in abundance, the USB Type-C connector is poised to dramatically change the way we connect our portable and smart devices. No more frustration from incorrectly guessing which way to plug the connector in. The fully reversible plug orientation and cable direction make Type-C a far more convenient interface solution for consumers.

Seamless connectivity

  • Signal transmission at ultra-high-speed to support growing data, video content and power delivery

One size fits all

  • The connector to carry multiple signals for data, video and power delivery in a small form factor
  • Fully reversible plug orientation and cable direction
  • Data, video and power over a single connector

Charging ahead

  • Fast charging
  • Multiple output voltages as defined in the USB PD standard
  • Support of international energy regulations like Energy Star
  • USB performance scalability

Secure connectivity built-in

  • Protection from counterfeit/cloned devices
  • Improved safety
  • Enhanced system level security