What is USB 3.1 Type C ?

What is USB 3.1 Type C ?

In November 2014, W + P was one of the world’s first providers to launch the new USB 3.1 type C connector in the market. Today, W + P expands this series around the standing version and opens up numerous new possibilities for PCB design for the latest USB 3.1 super speed plus standard.


The USB 3.1 Type C connector points with a very fast data transfer rate of 10 Gbit/s and numerous other advantages: they support both the USB power delivery standard and the USB audio/video standard. This means that the same plug-in system can transmit up to 100 watts of power as well as the transmission of video data in the Ultra HD standard. Thus, the USB 3.1 system has the potential to become a universal transmission system in the future.

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And the highlight of the new Type C USB connector: It was developed not only for the performance of the new USB 3.1 super speed plus standard with a data transfer rate of 10 Gbit/s, but with the aim of being also suitable for upcoming developments of the USB standard in the next 15 years. Thus, it is equipped with 24 contacts to meet future standards.


Available is the standing version of the USB 3.1 Type C Connector series 8320 as a SMT connector with a housing height of 9, 4mm. The contact material consists of a copper alloy with gold plated surface over a nickel layer, the insulating material made of thermoplastic plastic according to UL94 V-0. A safe function is given in a temperature range of-40 °c to + 85 °c.


Increasingly, the USB 3.1 type C connector in electronic devices is installed by default. Therefore, W + p offers an extended range of high-quality cable assemblies from USB 3.1 Type C connectors to a wide variety of USB connector types.

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