With the plethora of connectors and standards in the consumer electronics world, designers are looking for more advanced and streamlined wired connectivity solutions for linking CPUs/GPUs and various endpoints.
Given the small footprint of devices such PC’s, docking stations, peripherals like hubs and hard drives, VR headsets, and smartphones, design engineers have increasingly adopted more versatile connectivity solutions. As a result, device manufacturers are increasingly adopting USB Type-C (USB-C) as the primary interface port for connecting products. The versatile USB-C standard offers a very small footprint, the connector is flip/reversible, and can support audio, video, high-speed data, and even power, thus eliminating the need for separate and more limited ports for each type of input required.
With that, device makers today are migrating to USB-C and leveraging Synaptics’ unique interface solutions for DisplayPort to HDMI and other combinations of popular standards. The future is bright for USB-C, and design engineers are increasingly using Synaptics’ interface technology to develop innovative and cost-effective high-speed wired connectivity through USB-C to seamlessly bridge high-performance digital protocols such as DisplayPort 1.4 and MST (multi-stream), HDMI, VGA, MIPI and others.