The update to "SuperSpeed USB" will require new cables, but they are backward compatible with all existing USB connectors/cables.
"With the new SuperSpeed USB enhancement to increase performance up to 10Gb/s data rate, coupled with the USB power delivery specification capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power to USB-enabled devices, consumers will soon be able to have one USB cable to support all their needs," said Jeff Ravencraft, USB-IF president and COO.
The spec will still lag Thunderbolt, which can use full 10Gb/s bandwidth in both directions, using a single cable. USB 3.0 still cannot.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 12 Apr 2013 16:12