Plugable’s New Thunderbolt™ 3 cables

Today Plugable is releasing the latest additions to our growing line of Thunderbolt™ 3 products: our 40 GB 0.5 meter (TBT3-40G50CM), 20 GB 1 meter (TBT3-20G1M), and 20 GB 2 meter (TBT3-20G2M) Thunderbolt 3 cables.

Our new line of three Thunderbolt 3 cables allows for the connection of all types of Thunderbolt 3, USB, and DisplayPort devices to a Thunderbolt 3 enabled system and provides our customers choice and flexibility in terms of the cable length, bandwidth, and cost.

Thunderbolt 3 brings data transfers at speeds up to 40Gbps over USB-C, enabling a superset of standard USB-C to truly enable one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one port can connect numerous Thunderbolt devices, any display, and billions of USB devices (additional adapters may be required).

The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps USB-C Cable (TBT3-40G50CM) is 50cm long (1.65 feet) and supports data transfer speeds four times faster (40Gbps) than standard USB-C cables. 40Gbps bandwidth allows dual 4K@60Hz video (or a single 5120×2880@60Hz) output and up to 60W charging capabilities when used with compatible systems and Thunderbolt 3 accessories. The cable is electronically marked (e-marker) with an IC to assist in negotiation of charging rates and USB-C alternate modes, and allows for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt devices.

For those who prefer a longer cable and don’t require Thunderbolt 3’s maximum 40Gbps bandwidth, the Plugable Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps 1m/3.3’and 2m/6.6′(TBT3-20G1M & TBT3-20G2M, respectively) cables support twice the speed and bandwidth (20Gbps) of standard USB-C cables. Single 4096×2160@60Hz (4Kp60) video output and up to 60W charging capabilities with compatible systems and Thunderbolt 3 accessories. The cable is electronically marked (e-marker) with an IC to assist in negotiation of charging rates and USB-C alternate modes, and allows for daisy chaining up to six Thunderbolt devices.

Our Thunderbolt 3 cables join our existing family of Thunderbolt 3 Dual Display adapters the TBT3-DP2X and TBT3-HDMI2X and will also pair well with our upcoming Thunderbolt 3 docking stations (http://plugable.com/thunderbolt-3/) to provide even more expansion capabilities.

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