Tag Archives: USB-C

Simple USB Type-C to HDMI cables are coming

USB Type-C has been designed as a solution to much more than just moving data between devices. The connection standard already has the 3.5mm audio jack in its sights and it could also become a ubiquitous replacement for video connections too. In the meantime, the groups behind HDMI and USB have announced a new HDMI Alt Mode that allows for a simple connection between the two. The new spec allows for a simple USB Type-C to .

Intel Touts USB-C as Future of Digital Audio as Apple Set to Ditch Headphone Jack

While the consensus is that Apple will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on new iPhones unveiled next month, in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for audio output, charging, and accessory connectivity, Intel continues to position USB-C as the open standard of the future for digital audio. At IDF 2016 this week, CNET reports that Intel architect Brad Saunders addressed the USB Type-C Digital Audio specification due this quarter, noting that its improved power management for .