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USB Type-C™ Receptacle Markings

Type-C Receptacle Markings

Wondering what your USB Type-C receptacle means?  You are not alone. Many manufacturers of USB Type-C enabled products, including PCs, are confused too.  Often their device specifications aren’t clear…and many devices aren’t marked. The short read “USB Type-C Cable and Connector Language Usage Guidelines from USB-IF” offers some clues here. Thee DocKtor was able to find the following graphic that proposes a way to mark USB Type-C receptacles, albeit in […]

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.0M1 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v8.0M1 is now available and delivers the following improvements: – Windows 10 Redstone support (tested on build up to 14393) – DL-6xxx support – DDC/CI command pass-through support for DL-3xxx devices – Installer usability improvements The new software is reported as DisplayLink Core Software version 8.0.644.0 in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. And the individual devices show in the Device Manager […]

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I Want My MTV, er USB…Ethernet on Android!

The reason Targus Universal Docking Stations (UDS) don’t have Android Ethernet support at this time, is down to the OS. Ethernet needs to be enabled in the OS. DisplayLink has a bug open with Google on it here: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=208507  Other USB to Ethernet (i.e. dongles) work because they come up as an “eth0” device. Targus UDS come up as a “usb0” device, so Android doesn’t think it is an Ethernet […]

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DisplayLink Won’t Install On Windows 10 32-Bit Intel

Apparently, not all Intel Graphics 32-bit drivers are available for Windows 10, see http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/000005526.html .  As such, the DisplayLink software installation will fail. Updating to more recent Intel graphics drivers on a current Windows 7 PC could solve the installation issue and enable the Targus UDS to function. http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/intel-hd-graphics-5500-for-5th-generation-intel-core-processors.html

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.0M0 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v8.0M0 is now available and delivers the following improvements: Critical bug fixes Support for Windows 10 Redstone (Anniversary Update) builds Support for the new DisplayLink DL-6000 series Installer improvements for side-by-side driver update DDC/CI commands on DisplayLink DL-3500 and DL-5000 series The new software is reported as DisplayLink Core Software version 8.0.483 in Windows at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features. And the individual devices show in the […]

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Flickering Monitors

DocKtor Know recently had a customer contact him regarding a problem with flickering monitors. They stated that when someone stood up from their desk it would sometimes cause the monitors around them to flicker.  This was obviously not ideal and they wanted to know if the Targus Universal Docking Stations (UDS) were causing the issue. Lots of things can cause monitors to flicker, from loose connections to RF interference –https://targusblog.com/2014/07/15/2-4ghz-ism-band-rf-interferance-from-usb-3-0/. In […]

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Targus ACP70 Universal Docking Station End Of Life

The ACP70 was the world’s first USB 3.0 Universal Docking Station and started the whole Universal and cable docking station trend, but alas, Targus has just discontinued it.  The replacement for the ACP70 is the Targus DOCK120.The new DOCK120 has two significant improvements, 1) Includes a DisplayPort video port with up to 2K video resolution (2560x1600p60) and, 2) The dock is 50% smaller which saves desk space.  The complete spec […]

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