The speed enhancement to SuperSpeed USB will use new cables that are fully backward compatible with existing USB connectors and cables. The USB Power Delivery specification is also being adopted by manufacturers and products are currently being developed that will help simplify the lives of consumers, by providing a single-cable for data and power delivery up to 100 watts.
"The USB-IF recognizes consumer demand for a simplified single-cable solution to power and simultaneously transfer data to their laptops, tablets and smartphones," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF President and COO. "With the new SuperSpeed USB enhancement to increase performance up to 10 Gbps data rate, coupled with the USB Power Delivery specification capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power to USB-enabled devices, consumers will soon be able to have one USB cable to support all their needs."
Members of the USB-IF added that SuperSpeed USB product certification continues to increase with more than 850 products now certified, including the first USB 3.0 Hub Silicon products.