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USB Power Delivery and How it Affects Enterprise Connectivity

December 19, 22 - Posted in: Tech Talk
USB Power Delivery and How it Affects Enterprise Connectivity

Catch Up on What’s Been Implemented and the Changes on the Horizon for USB Power Delivery

As USB Power Delivery continues to evolve, it’s often unclear what enterprises need now and in the near term when it comes to docking and enterprise connectivity.

During our December TechTalk Live webinar, expert guest panelist from Down Under, Targus Field Engineer Paul Dale, helped IT leaders from around the globe get clarity on these important topics impacting their enterprise technology and connectivity capabilities.

Watch the webinar on demand now or read on for more key takeaways from the session.

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What is USB Power Delivery (PD) in the first place?

USB PD is the contract negotiation and delivery of power across a USB-C (physical) connection between two devices. The contract is negotiated to determine which device is the source supply and which is the sink (load). Once executed, the Configuration Channel (CC) lines are handed to the data communication protocols.

USB Power Delivery Considerations

When making decisions about docking and connectivity, it’s important to understand certain considerations. Knowing the amount of power (watts) needed, power budget (all sinks), and power contract compatibility, to name a few, are required to optimize an enterprise’s USB-C Power Delivery capabilities and performance.

Difference between PD 2.0 and PD 3.0 and PD 3.1, and Why It’s Important

PD 3.0 is more flexible and efficient - saving energy and time. Profiles are “deprecated” for PD Power Rules. Power Rules define voltages and current ranges that are offered by Sources and used Sinks for a given value of PD Power (PDP).  As adoption of PD 3.1 occurs, expect increased power levels from existing USB standards up to 240W, enabling the host or peripheral to provide the power, and optimized power management across multiple peripherals.

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