In 2019, the USB Implementers Forum (USB IF), which is founded by a group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification, announced their new naming and specifications for the next USB revision.
The difference between USB 3.2 Gen 2x2, Gen 2, Gen 1
The USB standards known as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 are to be renamed USB 3.2. Let’s see what are the differences between the previous names and the new official names.
In other words, USB 3.0 and 3.1 are now renamed USB 3.2 and divided into 3 categories (generations) which each offers unique transmission speeds, namely Gen1 at 5Gbps, Gen2 at 10Gbps, and Gen2x2 at 20 Gbps. As most new devices in the market are getting smaller and thinner, the new USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 version only supports USB Type-C connector, while the other two are offered in either Type-A or Type-C.
At the moment of writing this article, USB 3.2 Gen 2 is one of the highest spec found on the market. For a USB 3.2 Gen 2 cable, VIVIFY currently offers the ACESO W10, a Type-C to Type-A cable, which features fast charging with Quick Charge 3.0 and has SuperSpeed USB transfer of up to 10 Gbps. for more information on the ACESO W10, click here.