USB 3.1: Evolution and Revolution
USB 3.1 introduces a new 10 Gbps signaling rate in addition to the 5 Gbps signaling rate defined in the USB 3.0 specification. However, USB 3.1 offers more than just a higher data rate. New data encoding, new host receptacle, speed conversion and store and forward hub architecture are hidden changes that greatly enhance USB 3.1 operation. This white paper will dig deeper into 10G USB 3.1 to clarify the evolutionary and revolutionary changes in the USB 3.1 specification.