USB Type-C has become very important for Thunderbolt 3. In fact, a brief explanation about the USB-C shows just how important it is today. USB Type-C is a latest blessing to all the devices that make use of it. Of course, most of us have various devices at home that make use of Universal Serial Bus. It is claimed that on average, about 3 billion USB ports are shipped every year, and that makes it by far the most successful peripheral connection type world over.
Intel seemed to be formerly arranging that Thunderbolt 3, once believed to be USB replacement, will one day use the same port type as the USB-C. It meant that among other things, every Thunderbolt 3 cable would work as USB-C cable.
When you compare USB Type-A, Type-B to the latest USB-C, you will understand what great improvement has gone into the latest standard. Below are a few pointers into how the USB –C works and its relationship with other cables.
For example, the Mini DisplayPort connection type has been ditched to favor of a USB-C connection type. However, it is a fact that all That all Thunderbolt 3 cables will work as USB-C cables. All USB-C cable can work as Thunderbolt 3 cables as long as they are good quality cables.
Thunderbolt 3 has a top data transport speed of 40Gbps as long as the cable a bit shorter than 0.5m. Thunderbolt 3 supports passive and also cheaper one that have a top speed of 20Gbps and active cables that are more expensive even though they retain 40Gbps speed.
Other interactions of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 are explained below:
Thunderbolt 3 is as modern as you would like it, yet it conforms to working with earlier versions of Thunderbolt. However, due to new port type in the market, adapters are needed to use legacy Thunderbolt devices. Also, any USB-C device if plugged into a Thunderbolt 3 port will function just as normal.
Further, Thunderbolt 3 devices are making use of discrete Thunderbolt chips to function but they will not function if plugged into a USB-C port.