New PCB-mount USB-C connector from TE Connectivity ready for designing-into mobiles, wearables, industrial automation, medical technology, and more

OXFORD, UK, 25 February, 2016 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking the latest USB-C connector from TE Connectivity (TE), which is capable of supporting multiple connectivity standards, data speeds up to second-generation USB 3.1 (10gbps), and power delivery up to 100W (at 20V).

The TE connector is a ruggedized, PCB-mount USB-C receptacle with a slim profile suitable for applications such as smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as PCs, home electronics, and professional equipment such as office technology, industrial automation, robotics, medical monitors, digital switches or chargers. It is the first connector from TE that complements the recently introduced RS Pro portfolio of USB-C cable assemblies and connectors.

USB-C is poised to become the dominant standard for data connections and power supply to mobiles, computers, mobiles, A/V equipment and many other devices. Convenient multi-function connectivity, including compatibility with 4K UHD TV as well as protocols such as HDMI and DisplayPort, and legacy connections such as VGA and USB Type-A, ensures a simpler life for users and less waste electrical equipment in the longer term. Leading mobile and PC brands have already begun announcing their plans around USB-C. The latest Apple® MacBook®, for example, will rely on USB-C as the sole external connector besides a headphone jack.

RS will continue to extend its USB-C portfolio to introduce a wider selection of connectors, cable assemblies and adapters for various other standards such as HDMI, VGA, USB type-A connectors used by older USB 2.0 or USB 3.0/3.1 equipment, and the Lightning connector used on the latest generation of Apple mobiles and tablets (subject to forthcoming approval as part of Apple's Made For iPhone (MFi) program).


About RS Components RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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