Keystone Introduces Advanced Series of USB Type C Plugs and Sockets

The Keystone 3.1 USB C plugs and sockets are designed to save space and accelerate data transfer.

Rob Spiegel

June 13, 2024

1 Min Read
USB Type C Plugs and Sockets
Keystone Electronics Corp.

At a Glance

  • The new interconnects are designed for future high-tech devices such as HD video, data and charging ports.
  • The Keystone devices offer the smallest footprints in USBs.
  • The insulating material for the plug is UL94V-0 rated.

Faster data transfer speeds, increased power transmission, and smaller PCB footprints are the key design goals of the advanced new series of USB Type C Plugs and Sockets from Keystone Electronics Corp.

USB-C technology is now the new standard for charging a whole range of electrical devices and Keystone’s new USB 3.1 “Type “C” Interconnects are ideal for use with future high-tech devices such as HD video, data and charging ports without separate power adapters. Possessing the smallest footprints of all USBs, these USB’s deliver significant PCB real estate reductions to accommodate a variety of devices allowing them to be plugged in backwards, upside down and still function for worry-free connections.

USB-1 standards supported by these devices include:

  • 10Gbps top speed and up to 20V (100W), 3Amp Output.

  • Bidirectional power

  • Orientation-free cable application

For standard or custom USB-C cable assemblies, Keystone offers a Type “C” Plug Kit (Cat. No. 954) supplied unassembled with a metal housing shell ensuring excellent strain relief.  The insulating material for the plug is UL94V-0 rated.  For circuit board socket use, USB-C receptacle (Cat. No. 953) offers a hybrid mount configuration aiding SMT contact efficiency with strong, durable solder connections to PCBs with THM devices.

All Keystone's USB products are available through Keystone’s global distribution network. Keystone Electronics Corp. offers a comprehensive line of interconnect components and electronic hardware.  Modifications, special designs, stamping, machining, assembly services and application-engineering support are also available. 

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Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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