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Press Release Launches Thunderbolt™ 3 Cables - The USB-C Cables That Do It All

May 06, 2016

Thunderbolt 3 Cables

Lockbourne, OH - May 6, 2016 - today launched Thunderbolt™ 3 cables - the USB-C cables that do it all. For the first time, a single cable can connect to Thunderbolt, USB, and DisplayPort devices. Thunderbolt 3 cables provide four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power. They are unrivaled for cable simplification, 4K video, single-cable docks with notebook charging, external graphics, fast storage, and Thunderbolt 10 GbE networking.

There are two types of Thunderbolt 3 USB-C cables (20Gb/s and 40Gb/s) with different cable markings. The 40Gb/s cables are available in lengths of 0.5m (TBLT34MM50CM), and the 20Gb/s cables are available in lengths of 1m and 2m (TBLT3MM1M and TBLT3MM2M, respectively). These highly anticipated cables are the first release of many more Thunderbolt 3 cables and products from Thunderbolt™ 3 (20Gb/s1) USB-C cables support these devices and capabilities:

  • Thunderbolt 3
  • 2m supports USB3.1 (5Gb/s) and 1m supports USB3.1 (10Gb/s)
  • Single 4K 60HZ display
  • DisplayPort via USB-C or Typer-C connector
  • Up to 60W/3A power delivery Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gb/s2) USB-C cables support these devices and capabilities:

  • Thunderbolt 3
  • USB3.1 (10Gb/s)
  • Dual 4K 60Hz or Single 5K 60 Hz display
  • DisplayPort via USB-C or Type-C connector
  • Up to 60W/3A power delivery
"Our Thunderbolt 3 certified USB-C cables are the first step in enabling the breakthrough performance and unmatched simplicity of Thunderbolt 3,” said Ellard Teeple, Chief Technical Officer at “Business and media professionals will benefit from the dual 4K or 5K video capability and unmatched data performance enhancements Thunderbolt 3 brings over a single cable."

The Thunderbolt 3 cables are available at CDW,,, PC Connection, and Insight and will be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

Stay tuned for more Thunderbolt 3 product updates throughout 2016. To learn more about both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3, please visit:

1 Supports one 4K/UHD 60Hz display or two 2K/QHD 60Hz displays
2 Supports two 4K/UHD 60Hz displays

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