USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 - Display Support

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2016/08/22 10:44:38 (permalink)

USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 - Display Support

I realize that there has been some discussion around Thunderbolt audio interfaces.  But I have recently noticed the USB Type-C connector showing up on some Intel based Windows 10 systems, and I was wondering if anybody was using this for display output yet?
 
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    Re: USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 - Display Support 2016/08/23 14:59:10 (permalink)
    Just saw this USB-C adapter ...
     
    http://www.itworld.com/ar...utm_term=itworld_today
    Cable Matters USB-C to HDMI / VGA / Ethernet / USB Multiport 4K UHD Adapter (Thunderbolt 3 Port Compatible)
     
    Connect More with Cable Matters USB-C Products

    One Port Wonder
    The Cable Matters USB-C HDMI / VGA Multiport Adapter with Ethernet is an essential companion for a computer or tablet with USB-C. Connect to a Gigabit network, install a USB peripheral device, and connect a display with VGA or HDMI input. Plug & Play with a single USB-C port and no external drivers required.

    USB-C & Thunderbolt 3 Merger
    Thunderbolt 3 equipped devices use the slim, reversible USB-C connector. Whether your device has a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port, you can use this adapter. Just check that your device supports DisplayPort Alternate mode to view video over USB.

    Important Notes
    - USB-C connection does not provide power delivery for charging while in use
    - Only 1 display (HDMI or VGA) can be connected at a time
    - Mac OS can download drivers for Ethernet at the Cable Matters website
    - Device must support DisplayPort Alternate mode to connect an HDMI or VGA display
    - 4K video resolution requires a 4K capable video source, HDMI cable, and output display
    - All cables to connect the adapter are sold separately

    Specifications
    - Input Host: USB 3.1 Type-C /Thunderbolt 3 Male
    - Network: RJ45 Female
    - USB-A: USB 3.0 Female
    - HDMI: 19 pin Female
    - VGA: 15 pin Female

    Package Contents
    - 1 x Multiport Adapter
    - 1 x User Manual
    post edited by abacab - 2016/08/23 15:20:46

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    Re: USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 - Display Support 2016/08/24 09:34:51 (permalink)
    this is very good info, abacab!  thank you!
     
    i'll be interested in seeing how this works.

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