Choosing the Right USB Type C Connector

PalPilot’s USB 3.1 Type-C Series have become the new mainstream connectors. Servicing industries such as Testing Equipment, Consumer, Medical, Telecom, and more. In fact, the most popular use of the USB Type C Connector would be for power delivery requirements. Thus, it is important to understand the different connector options of the Type C to best fit specific applications and device compatibility. PalPilot’s USB Type C connector is compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 signals. A full feature USB 3.1 Gen 2 C to C cable is able to transmit data at a maximum 10 Gbps with the enhanced power delivery of up to 20V, 5A (100W). It is also able to support DisplayPort and HDMI alternate modes to transfer video and audio signals. More advanced products will use the High Speed USB 3.1 Gen1 for 5G, or High Speed USB 3.1 Gen 2 for 10G data rates.

Although the USB C connectors may look the same, devise applications will vary, the cable wiring will likely have wiring variations (USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 1, and USB 3.1 Gen 2) that would make them inoperable when paired with the wrong devices. For instance, plugging a Type C Cable, wired for USB 2.0 Connector, into a Gen 2 Connection (i.e. Microsoft Chromebook), would not work. The Trident Symbol must be present on any TID certified cable. This symbol will help provide confirmation that it is the right cable for the specific devices. In the case of USB 3.0, it can also be found in the form of USB Type A, Type B and Micro B.



All PalPilot components are RoHS, REACH, Conflict Mineral, and UL compliant.

For standard product details, please refer to online datasheets at https://www.palpilot.com/interconnect-products/usb-type-c-connectors-and-cables/. For additional questions or custom solutions, please reach us at contact@palpilot.com.

USB 3.1 Type-C to USB Type-C Gen 2

PALCONN, the Interconnect Division of Palpilot International Corp., has introduced a USB 3.1 Type-C to USB Type-C Gen 2 (10Gbps) Full Featured (with E-Marker) Cable Assembly. Refer to Palconn p/n USB-UB-001-033 Rev X7. The USB-IF certified TID number is 5,200,000,581.

Applications include Notebooks, Tablets, Mobile Phone, Personal Storage, Network/Server, Telecom, Industrial, Security, and Portable Charging Devices.

The USB 3.1 cable features USB-IF certified plugs on each end. This new cable and connector support USB performance at SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps (USB3.1) and USB Power Delivery 2.0 capacity 3A@20V up to 100W. Transport of both USB signals and PCIe or DisplayPort signals on the same cable.

Other features include 970mm length, 4.8+/-0.2mm OD, Full Featured E-Marker for Cable ID. The Type-C plugs are sealed in metal enclosures, then over molded, for best EMI performance. The cable features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

All models support Operating Temperature range of -40˚C to +85˚C. All components are RoHS, REACH, Conflict Mineral, UL Compliant.

For standard product details, please refer to online data sheets, or visit www.palconnusa.com or contact customer service at 714-460-0718, Tustin, CA., or 408-855-8866, Milpitas CA.




HDMI 1.4b and Premium 2.0 Cable Assemblies

PALCONN, the Interconnect Division of Palpilot International Corp., has introduced four new cable assemblies, designed to meet HDMI 1.4b and HDMI 2.0 Premium cable requirements.

Applications include PC Monitors, Video Projectors, Ultra HDTV’s, Set-top Boxes and HDMI Displays.

HDMI 1.4b Category 2 cable features include 19 pin A Type or C Type male plug on cable ends, 5.5mm cable diameter OD’s, and 1.50M to 2.44M cable lengths. Maximum pixel clock rate is 340 MHz, and Max TMDS throughput per channel is 3.4Gbit/s or 10.2 Gbit/s total.

HDMI 2.0 premium cable features include 19 pin A Type male plugs on cable ends, 3.5mm to 4.5mm cable diameter OD’s (industry’s smallest) and 1.00M to 1.50M cable lengths. Maximum pixel clock rate is 600MHz, and Max TMDS throughput per channel is 6 Gbit/s or 18 Gbit/s total.

Other features include slim connector shell and overmold, for better EMI and ESD shielding design. Some models support additional HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEAC).

All models support Operating Temperature range of 0˚C to +50˚C. All components are RoHS, REACH, Conflict Mineral, UL Compliant.

For standard product details, please refer to online data sheets, or visit www.palconnusa.com or contact customer service at 714-460-0718, Tustin, CA., or 408-855-8866, Milpitas CA.




USB 3.1 Type-C PCB Vertical Plug

PALCONN, the Interconnect Division of Palpilot International Corp., has introduced models P-MB-CF021/CF022, USB 3.1 Type-C PCB Top Mount Vertical Plug.

Applications include very thin platforms, including Smart Phones, Tablets, Automotive, plus emerging Type-C product designs for Data, Power, Audio, and Video.

Features include dual row 24 SMT output signal pins, two models with either three or four THT shell mounting tabs for greater wrenching strength.

Other features include robust and formed shell design, with narrow shoulder, for better EMI and ESD shielding design. Rated Current and Contact plating options of Au: 3u”/3A, or 30u”/5A.

All models support scalable power delivery up to 100W and performance speeds up to 10Gb/s. VBUS/GND contacts rated at 3A/5A Max. Operating Temperature range is -30˚C to +85˚C. Designed to meet USB-IF USB 3.1 Type-C Compliance Standards.

For standard product details, please refer to online data sheets, or visit www.palconnusa.com or contact customer service at 714-460-0718, Tustin, CA., or 408-855-8866, Milpitas CA.




P-US8M-212x-Lx05/06 USB 3.1 Type-C Vertical Receptacle

PALCONN, the Interconnect Division of Palpilot International Corp., has introduced models P-U8M-212x-Lx05/06, USB 3.1 Type-C PCB Top Mount Vertical Receptacle. Two heights are available.

Applications include very thin platforms, including Smart Phones, Tablets, Automotive, plus emerging Type-C product designs for Data, Power, Audio, and Video.

Features include 24 SMT output signal pins, four THT shell mounting tabs for greater wrenching strength, and two plastic posts for connector alignment to PCB.

Other features include robust and slim shell design, for better EMI and ESD shielding design. Model Lx05 height = 10.50mm, Lx06 = 9.30mm, and Lx07 (not released) = 8.80mm.

All models support scalable power delivery up to 100W and performance speeds up to 10Gb/s. VBUS/GND contacts rated at 5A Max. Operating Temperature range is -25˚C to +85˚C. Meets USB-IF USB 3.1 Type-C Compliance Standards.

For standard product details, please refer to online data sheets, or visit www.palconnusa.com or contact customer service at 714-460-0718, Tustin, CA., or 408-855-8866, Milpitas CA.




UTC027-GKN-OR

PALCONN, the Interconnect Division of Palpilot International Corp., has introduced UTC027-GKN-OR, USB 2.0 Type-C, Top Mount, Hi-Speed Receptacle. USB-IF TID Certification number is 200,000,253.

Applications include Smart Phones & Mobile Devices, Tablets, Automotive, Consumer, and Telecommunications products.

Features include a single row of 16 SMT output signal pins at rear of connector, allowing co-planarity inspection, eliminating the difficulty of inspecting SMT dual pin rows on similar receptacles.

Other features are wider PCB mounting tabs for greater wrenching strength, four outer shell spring fingers for improved EMC control, and two plastic posts for connector alignment to PCB.

This receptacle offers mating contact plating option to meet stringent automotive durability requirement of 20K cycles. VBUS/GND contacts rated at 5A Max.

For standard product details, please refer to online data sheets, or visit www.palconnusa.com or contact customer service at 714-460-0718, Tustin, CA., or 408-855-8866, Milpitas CA.