Type - C cable cross section
The four main applications of Type-C:
1, fast charging. A standard-size cable with a Type-C connector that can pass 3A current, while also supporting USB PD beyond the existing USB power supply capability, providing up to 100W of power;
2. Intelligent digital audio. In the fast-developing environment of the digital streaming media market, it is a general trend for the mobile terminal to cancel the 3.5mm analog audio interface. From high-definition lossless audio sources to audio processing circuits to audio output devices, a revolution in digital audio is imperative. Headphones and smart headphones will have huge market space.
3, high-definition video. Display Port alternate mode, supports up to 4K Ultra HD (UHD) and even 8K resolution.
4. High-speed data transmission. The maximum data transmission speed reaches 10Gbps, which is also the standard of USB3.1, compatible with USB2.0 standard;
The market with the largest usage of Type-C will initially focus on smart phones, tablets and laptops, but future applications will be broader. For example, TVs and set-top boxes are worth looking forward to, as well as sports cameras (GoPro), DVDs, home consoles, etc. Devices that still use USB are now available in the future with Type-C. There are also applications for VR/AR devices. USB-C integrates high-speed data, fast charging, audio and video integration. It is most suitable for VR/AR equipment VR/AR requirements for HD, large bandwidth, low latency and human-computer interaction. It will be VR. The ultimate solution for connecting AR/AR devices to PCs and mobile phones.
According to IHS, regardless of accessories such as cables, about 2 billion devices with USB-C interfaces will be shipped by 2019, with a CAGR of 231%.
Computer and peripherals
The PC side first adopted the Type-C solution in 2015, and the penetration rate including notebooks and desktops is expected to reach 80% in 2019;
Wireless products, including smartphones and tablets, will begin to increase in volume this year and grow rapidly, with a penetration rate of 50% expected by 2019;
Other consumer electronics
Flat-panel TVs, set-top boxes, players, AR/VR, etc. have come out with Type-C interface devices this year. By 2019, the penetration rate is expected to reach 30%.
The progress of automotive applications is slower, and it will not be until 2017 that related products will be available, and in 2019, it will occupy more than 20% of the market;