TE's USB 3.0 connector meets all standards of USB-IF. It supports 5 Gbps data rate for fast sync-n-go, a 10X performance increase over USB 2.0 which makes downloading your favorite HD movie a snap. Besides, the USB 3.0 connector is backward compatible with USB 2.0 while offering optimized power efficiency by eliminating device polling and reducing active and idle power requirements. It allows for the unit load of 150mA (which is a 50% increase over the minimum unit load of USB 2.0) up to 6 unit loads (which is 900 mA, an 80% increase over USB 2.0 at a registered maximum of 500 mA). This means that USB 3.0 has up to 80% more power based on the configuration of the device.
According to the USB-IF, the standards body controlling the USB specification, the USB connector is the most popular form of interconnect in the consumer electronics marketplace today -- based on broad proliferation, versatility and ease of use. This interconnect clearly found its place in the PC and PC peripheral arena and can be found in nearly every consumer device produced in the last decade.