FCI released its new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector that provides a significant performance enhancement versus USB 2.0 connectors. The highly reliable SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector minimizes user-wait time by supporting a 5 Gbps data rate and providing a faster sync time, which is a 10x performance increase versus USB 2.0 connectors. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector is optimized for power efficiency and has the bandwidth and headroom required for Flash-based products and other emerging consumer and industrial data applications.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connector is backward compatible with the USB 2.0 connector to minimize connector form factor variations and maintain the extensive driver infrastructure, while preserving customer and component expectations. The durable USB 3.0 connector allows for up to 3,500 mating cycles and features added pins for faster USB signal and to support wave soldering applications. The USB 3.0 connectors are colored blue on the interior to distinguish them from USB 2.0 connectors.