Announced in July, superspeed USB 3.1 will offer bandwidth of up to 10Gbps and will be backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, the USB-IF said.
In the demo in San Francisco this week, the speeds shown prove that these speeds have in fact been reached. In earlier tests, the USB-IF's data transfer speeds reached in excess of 900MBps.
USB-IF said that these faster USB speeds should start rollig out in hardware available on shop shelves by the end of next year.
On Tuesday, USB-IF announced the development of Media Agnostic (MA) USB technology, a technology that will allow wireless devices and docking stations to communicate over the USB protocol without the need for a physical USB connection.