The USB Type-C connector specification and the related USB 3.1 and USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specifications promise to change the architecture of applications ranging from smartphones to laptops, and potentially many other devices. The USB Type-C form factor is reversible, so it’s much easier to use than its predecessors. However, for that glittering future to be fully realized, the new connector must be as robust and failsafe as the earlier USB Type-A and Type-B connectors...
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