About Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 technology uses the USB-C connector, with a bandwidth of up to
40Gbps. It supports USB 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, and PCI Express 3.0.
Thunderbolt technology supports both video and data throughput. However, it
prioritizes video bandwidth to help ensure seamless display performance. The
performance of the remaining dock functions depends on your display conguration.
Thunderbolt 3 products must be used with Thunderbolt 3 cables.
Your computer’s Thunderbolt 3 ports might not function properly until you update one
or more of the following on your computer:
• Thunderbolt rmware
• Thunderbolt 3 controller drivers
• Thunderbolt 3 software
The required updates will vary depending on your computer.
For an up-to-date list of aected computers and instructions, visit https://
thunderbolttechnology.net/updates. If your manufacturer isn’t listed on the
Thunderbolt website, contact your manufacturer.
About DP Alt Mode (DisplayPort Alternate Mode)
DP Alt Mode is a specication that allows a DisplayPort video signal to transmit over
USB-C. It enables the use of the USB-C interface for DisplayPort signals. Thunderbolt
3 supports the full USB-C standard, including support for DP Alt Mode. Because the
docking station supports DP Alt Mode, you can connect Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C based
video devices, cables, or adapters to the secondary Thunderbolt 3 port on the rear of
the docking station.
Due to the high performance of Thunderbolt technology, Thunderbolt products
sometimes generate more heat than traditional hardware. Therefore, it’s normal for
the docking station to warm up when in use. As such, it’s recommended that you
don’t place your laptop on the docking station’s surface, as doing so will result in even
These higher temperatures do not present a safety hazard to users or to hardware.