USB 4 (Intel Thunderbolt 3)

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USB 4 (Intel Thunderbolt 3)

Post by pdavitt » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:00 pm

In March of this year it was announced that the new USB4 functionality will be based on Intel's Thunderbolt 3 technology. USB4 will provide 40Gbits/s throughput plus power. Is Pico researching incorporating USB4 into any of their products? I have computers utilizing Thunderbolt 3 and it's impressive.

Just curious,
Pat

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Re: USB 4 (Intel Thunderbolt 3)

Post by Gerry » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 am

Hi Pdavvit,

It's still early days for USB 4.00 proliferation through to standard products, and products take some time to design and get to market. So where USB is one of the key differentiators of a product (as it is in motherboards for computers) the manufacturers will be already designing this into their next generation product, well ahead of the launch of the standard. USB is not one of the key differentiators of our products (our new designs are focused more on what key features Test and Measurement customers require that we don't already provide), so while we will, of course, adopt the upgraded communication standard, we won't be as quick to implement it as Computer manufacturers have been.

Regards,

Gerry
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