USB Technology

As USB technology has developed, it has matured from being simply convenient commercial standard to becoming a force-multiplier and mission enabler for military applications, delivering:

  • Real-time situational awareness–no system inherent data or video lag
  • Seamless interoperability between devices / systems
  • Automatically adjusted voltage between source and device
  • Flexible power levels delivered through a standard cable and connector
  • Seamless interoperability across systems and devices – COTS and MIL-STD

USB POWER STANDARDS IMPROVEMENTS

USB Power Delivery (PD) enables maximum functionality by providing more flexible power delivery with high-speed data over a single cable – it is also one of the fastest charging protocols currently available.

USB Programmable Power Supply (PPS) allows for adaptive changes in current and voltage–making charging more efficient, and also enabling high-speed charging through intelligent device negotiation protocols.

96%
INCREASED
POWER CAPACITY
70%
REDUCED
CHARGING TIME

USB DATA SPEEDS IMPROVEMENTS

The latest update to the USB 3.2 specification delivers data transmission rates up to 40x faster than Nett Warrior, with only 1/3 of the average power consumption. It is also fully backward-compatible with Nett Warrior systems.

The most recent USB specification, USB 4, sets an even higher target data transmission rate-more than 80 times faster than Nett Warrior specification (e.g., transfers a 25GB HD movie in 70seconds versus 14 minutes!).

40X
IMPROVED DATA
TRANSMISSION SPEED
POWER & DATA
SEAMLESSLY
INTEGRATED

USB CONNECTOR IMPROVEMENTS

USB TYPE-C

Advantages of the USB Type–C (USB–C) Connector

  • Smaller package size
  • Reversible connection
  • Higher power rating
  • Greater signal bandwidth
  • Supports power up to 240W
  • Supports data transfer up to 40 Gbps
  • Enables fast charging
  • Supports power transmission in 2 directions
  • It is becoming the de facto global commercial standard
BI-DIRECTIONAL
POWER AND DATA
EASY-CONNECT
INTROPARABLE
STANDARDIZED

GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) SEMICONDUCTORS

Existing Silicon (Si) based chargers are heavy, bulky in size and have lower thermal conductivity. Silicon chargers are also less efficient due to limitations in the switching frequency at which they operate.

Gallium Nitride (GaN) enables semiconductor components to be made much smaller, more powerful and more efficient. GaN semiconductors also offer higher power density and have three times better thermal conductivity.

Using GaN semi-conductors can also result in a charger being reduced size by 20% to 40%- as well as being more powerful, more efficient, and with a reduced thermal signature.

50%
LOSS REDUCTION
5X
GREATER POWER
DENSITY

NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Beyond such industry- standard technologies, we also continue explore opportunities for innovation with new and emerging technologies such as Qi wireless charging, silicone-anode battery technology, and more.

As we keep an eye on the fore front of technological advancements, we always analyze them from the perspective of their suitability, scalability, attainability, and suit ability in adapting them to serve the Warfighter.