USB 3.2

Posted on February 8, 2020 by KVMGalore   |  0 comments

USB 3.2 logo and marketing brandingFirst announced in 2017, the USB 3.2 specification introduces changes to the way manufacturers communicate and advertise transfer speeds.

AKA USB SuperSpeed ++, and SuperSpeed USB 20 Gbps - the newest, fastest version of USB 3.2 offers a max speed of 20Gbps and is called USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. (The 2x2 means it's the second generation and has two 10Gbps lanes to achieve its maximum throughput of 20Gbps.)

The USB 3.2 specification enables 20Gbps data-transfer rates because it allows for up to two lanes of 10Gbps but only using Type-C cables, hence the '2x2' in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2.

The USB 3.2 specification also absorbs USB 3.0 and 3.1 specifications, with USB 3.2 now denoting three different speed tiers.

USB 3.2 Versions