Super Speed USB 3.0 connector

In November 2008 the USB Implementers Forum passed the specification to the new USB 3.0 super speed standard. The first systems equipped with the USB 3.0 super speed standard had been announced for the second half of 2009. The new connector series 829 provides data transfer rates of 4,8 Gbit/s e.g. a speed 10 times faster than the previous USB 2.0 connectors (480Mbit/s)

The increase of the speed of the new USB 3.0 was absolutely necessary. The data transfer rate of the usually USB-operated hard discs and mass storages are already today 3 times faster than the maximum data transfer rate of USB 2.0.

The higher data transfer rates are realized with a technique comparable to the PCI-Express or the Serial ATS. Therefore additional wire pairs and supplemental contacts are necessary.

W+P guarantees for the series 829 compatibility to the previous USB-headers. The 5 supplemental contacts are located in the back of the commonly used USB connector case

The new USB 3.0 super speed connectors are high-speed alternatives for the previously used USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 connectors. Attractive applications are e.g. in industrial controlling, embedded computing and peripherial devices.

The connectors are available with 9 contacts as solder version in type A and B.

Data sheets and samples are gratiously available.