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Industry News / Transmission-Line Components

Hirose's New USB 3.0 Connector 10 Times Faster Than Previous Version

April 27, 2011
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Hirose has developed a USB 3.0 connector that significantly increases data transmission speeds from those of a USB 2.0 connector.

Designated the ZX360 Series, these B-type connectors allow transmissions up to 5 Gb/s, almost 10 times faster than USB 2.0 connectors. The higher speed enables seamless, uncompressed transmission of high-speed data such as high definition (HD) moving pictures, and is ideal for portable audio, cell phones, smart phones, cameras, mass storage devices and notebook computers.

"The need for high speed transmission is rising. While transmission data is increasing, there is still a lag in the time it takes to transmit data between devices and networks," said Rick van Weezel, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Hirose Electric USA. "The new USB 3.0 standard makes transmission significantly faster, reducing the time to download an HD movie from more than nine hours with USB 1.0 and 13.9 minutes with USB 2.0 to 70 seconds with USB 3.0. We've incorporated this growing standard into a highly developed I/F connector that reflects our abundant design experience and technology capabilities."

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