By Majeed Ahmad, contributing editor

L-com has launched a new line of USB
3.0 Type-C cable assemblies and adapters for data storage, video transfer, and
data acquisition applications. The USB 3.0 cable assemblies and adapters
feature double shielding and rugged construction to help ensure reliable


Type-C male straight connectors
facilitate simple plug-and-play connections with handheld devices and other USB
3.0 Type-C connections. Next, the USB 3.0 Type-C cable assemblies deliver data speeds of up to 4.8 Gbps and feature
360° of shielding with an overall aluminum or polyester shield plus a tinned
copper braid shield.

The fully shielded twisted pair data
lines provide protection against EMI/RFI and crosstalk. And cables are available
in 0.3-, 0.5-, 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-m lengths.

new USB 3.0 Type-C adapters also
feature 360° shield termination and provide 4.8 Gbps of data transfer rates to
meet USB 3.0 requirements. Likewise, the fully shielded adapters provide maximum
protection against EMI/RFI impacts.

The adapters
are designed to connect tablets or smartphones with a Type-C connector to a
host computer, wall charger, or external battery power bank. These adapters are
available in three connector variations: Type-C male to Type-C female, Type-C
male to Micro-B female, and Type-C male to Type-A female.

L-com is targeting its new USB 3.0 Type-C cable
assemblies and adapters at mobile devices, diagnostic tools, gaming, computer
peripheral devices, and medical, military, and aerospace applications.