Type-C Market and Certificate Status

European Union gives final approval to law that will force technology companies to switch to USB Type-C (or called USB-C) across a wide range of devices in year 2024, and Type-C will become common port for consumer applications.

Regardless the brands or manufacturers, all new mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld videogame consoles and portable speakers, e-readers, keyboards, mice, portable navigation systems, earbuds and laptops that are rechargeable via a wired cable, with a power delivery of up to 100 Watts, will have to feature a Type-C port.

Argosy provides more than 20 different specification of Type-C connectors, including top performance, super speed, waterproof, and various spec mix for different mechanical designs and function requirements.

Ÿ   High speed categories: there are Intel Thunderbolt 4 (40Gbps), USB4 Gen 3 (40Gbps) with TID#, Thunderbolt 3 (20Gbps) and USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)

Ÿ   TID#: USB-IF ensures TID certified parts complying with electrical, mechanical and environmental reliability criteria

High Speed Category

Part No. (Certificate No.)

Thunderbolt 4 40Gbps (TBT4 P/N)

FM6 (UCF3M-62N) - Mid-mount

FT4 (UCF3T-4TN) - Top-mount

FTC (UCF3T-C) - Top-mount

USB4 Gen 3 40Gbps (TID#)

FM5 (8182) - Mid-mount

FM6 (4765) - Mid-mount

FMD (8303) - Mid-mount

FT4 (4741) - Top-mount

FT8 (8100) - Top-mount

FTC (7281 & 8132) - Top-mount

Thunderbolt 3 20Gbps (TID#)

MC2 (4800) – Plug

FM0 (5,200,000,210) - Mid-mount

FM1 (5,200,000,480) - Mid-mount

FM2 - Mid-mount

FM5 (2335 & 8182) - Mid-mount

FM6 (654) - Mid-mount

FT4 (251) - Top-mount

MC2 (4800) – Plug

USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps (TID#)

FV3 (8133) - Vertical mount

FV4 (7105) - Vertical mount

FM2, FM4, FMA, FMB - Mid-mount

FM3 (5,200,000,807) - Mid-mount

FT2 (5,200,000,235) - Top-mount

FT7 (5,200,000,726) - Top-mount

Ÿ   Waterproof IP68: FP4 (top-mount)

Ÿ   Vertical Mount: FV1, FV3, FV4

Ÿ   Ultra-thin (Mid-mount CH <1.3mm): FM0 (CH -0.5), FM1 (CH 0.7), FM2 (CH -0.6), FM3 (CH 1.1), FM4 (CH 0.6), FM5 (-0.64), FM6 (CH 0.47), FMA (CH -1.22), FMB (CH -1.1), FMD (CH -1.4), FME (CH 0.5)

Ÿ   Special Functions: FM5 with screw locking shell, FT4 with lead-in flange, and all available for shell plated with Nickel