USB-IF Announces USB 3.2 Specification Published



Beaverton, OR, USA – September 25, 2017 – USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the
support organization for the advancement and adoption of USB technology, today
announced the publication of the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines
multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices.
The USB 3.2 specification was first announced in July 2017 as near-final by the USB 3.0
Promoter Group. It is now officially published by USB-IF and available for download at
www.usb.org.
Key characteristics of the USB 3.2 solution include:
• Two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C™ cables
• Continued use of existing SuperSpeed USB physical layer data rates and encoding
techniques
• Minor update to hub specification to address increased performance and assure
seamless transitions between single and two-lane operation
For users to obtain the full benefit of this performance increase, a new USB 3.2 host must
be used with a new USB 3.2 device and the appropriate certified USB Type-C™ cable. For
more information, visit www.usb.org.
About the USB-IF
The non-profit USB Implementers Forum, Inc. was formed to provide a support organization
and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology as defined in the USB
specifications. The USB-IF facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB
devices through its logo and compliance program, and promotes the benefits of USB and the
quality of products that have passed compliance testing. Further information, including
postings of the most recent product and technology announcements, is available by visiting
the USB-IF website at www.usb.org.
USB Type-C™ and USB-C™ are trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.

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