What is USB 3.1? - Explained

What is USB 3.1? - Explained


What is USB 3.1?

USB 3.1 is the succeeding version of the USB 3.0 which is 5Gbit/s, in January 2013 the USB group announced plans to update the USB 3.0 Specification. In 31st of July 2013 the USB 3.1 Specification released by the USB group replacing the USB 3.0 Standards which were released earlier.

Technology

There were two generations in the USB 3.1 version. The generation 3.1 or the Gen 1 named as Super Speed which can transfer data at a speed of 5Gbit/s data signaling rate over 1 Lane using 8b/10b encoding which was the same as USB 3.0.

USB 3.1 Gen 2 or the Generation 2 of USB 3.1 had the capability to transfer data at a speed of 10Gbit/s data rate over 1 lane using 128b/132b encoding.