December 8, 2022

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EU Council gives final approval to USB-C commitment from 2024 – tablets and phones – news

Because your new design could become the next standard for USB-C if it offers relevant advantages?
If you have difficulty designing an alternative, it will undoubtedly be better than USB-C, otherwise you won’t : s

You’ll just have to be open to allowing your design on third-party devices for it to become a standard, so there’s no vague brand or proprietary connection. This may be a drawback for some closed businesses because they can apply fewer restrictions to sellers, but only profit to the consumer.

Yes, between the moment your new port/protocol is released and it is adopted as a new standard, all the bureaucracy will take a lot of time – at least 5-10 years I think – during which you will actually have to maintain two different ports. This may sound long and unreasonable, but this hasn’t been much different in the past in terms of backwards compatibility, has it?

The first version of USB dates back to 1996, but it took until 2006/7 for the parallel and serial ports to disappear on most new desktop computers. The first digital successor to VGA (DVI) was released in 1999, however VGA remained on practically every video card or laptop until at least 2010 and before it actually disappeared from everyday life until 2015. These are also just transitions. More than 10 years in which both standards have existed.

I see it’s the same principle with a regular 230v socket, a standard that’s been the same for 100 years that every electrical appliance (except heavy appliances like stoves that don’t have enough 16 amps) uses without having to think about it further. Works. It’s good that we also go this way for peripherals, smartphones, and laptops :)

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@Andros My point was more that it doesn’t matter which brand of electrical appliance you buy from within Holland or what material the switch is, they are guaranteed to work together. Not so much between countries/regions.

You have a fair point that it’s already a mess internationally, but this has grown especially since 100 years ago there was a little globalization and the EU hadn’t been around for that long, so agreements in this area weren’t made or hard.

[Reactie gewijzigd door !mark op 24 oktober 2022 20:17]