12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2

ID 655258
Date 08/08/2022
Document Table of Contents

USB-C* Sub System

USB-C* is a cable and connector specification defined by USB-IF.

The USB-C sub-system supports USB3, USB4, DPoC (DisplayPort over Type-C) protocols. The USB-C sub-system can also support be configured as native DisplayPort or HDMI interfaces, for more information refer to Display .

Thunderbolt™ 4 is a USB-C solution brand which requires the following elements:

  • USB2, USB3 (10 Gbps), USB3/DP implemented at the connector.
  • In additional, it requires USB4 implemented up to 40 Gbps, including Thunderbolt 3 compatibility as defined by USB4/USB-PD specs and 15 W of bus power
  • Thunderbolt 4 solutions use (and prioritize) the USB4 PD entry mode (while still supporting Thunderbolt 3 alt mode)
  • This product has the ability to support these requirements Note:If USB4 (20 Gbps) only solutions are implemented, Thunderbolt 3 compatibility as defined by USB4/USB-PD specs and 15 W of bus power are still recommended