USB-C


virtual-snake

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Yeah, USB C would be nice. Perhaps, for the third iteration of the Pyra? I mean, if we have the third iteration.
 

Silent-Hunter

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Third? You mean second? The first isn't out yet. Or do you mean something else I'm not aware of.
 

Librelism

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Does anybody even have anything that uses USB C that can't be done with a USB 3.0 port? The only thing that comes to mind would be if one could plug in a docking station to connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse all with 1 cable.
 

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Does anybody even have anything that uses USB C that can't be done with a USB 3.0 port? The only thing that comes to mind would be if one could plug in a docking station to connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse all with 1 cable.

Other than the monitor, this should make a pretty decent dock for a Pyra.
Code:
https://www.amazon.com/VIMVIP-Adapter-Connection-Reader-Samsung/dp/B00PTY53N6

I have one. I used it with my Galaxy Note 3 and 12.2 devices a bit. I even have a picture of it connected to a Pyra. 5th up from the bottom in this post:
https://pyra-handheld.com/boards/threads/test-the-keymat.80259/page-13#post-1419559
(Note - that was not an operational Pyra.)
 

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USB3.0 superspeed signalling tops out at an effective 400MBps, while USB-C is effectively a reimplementation of USB3.2 at present which gives you a data rate of about four times that (although I think it depends on the extra wires in a USB C plug and cable, so a USB-Type A socket running USB3.2 would only run at the same speeds as USB3.1, aka double that of USB 3.0). But 400MBps is still about 200 times faster than my current internet connection, and still faster than original 3Gbps (aka 375MBps - note the capital B), so it's probably more than good enough for me.
 

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Unless that USB-C port is actually only USB 2.0, then all you have left is not having to flip the darn thing.
 

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USB-C allows up to 100 Watts of power in either direction, and the connection is more robust and smaller than the micro-B currently on the pyra.
 

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Indeed, 100W comes from taking 20V and multiplying it by 5V. At 5V the max power is 25W (the same as USB-A 3.0), which still seems quite a lot for an ARM-based device. I've not yet seen a 5A charger though - the highest rated of mine peaks at a theoretical 3.1A (I've seen it pump 2.5A into my Pandora), or about 15.5W.
 
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