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Universal Serial Bus

Universal Serial Bus



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Universal Serial BusFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia(Redirected fromUSB)Jump to:navigation,search
"USB" redirects here. For other uses, see USB (disambiguation) .
Universal Serial Bus 
Original USB LogoYear created:January 1996 Width:1bitNumber odevices:127 per hostcontroller Capacity12 or 480Mbit/s (1.5 to60 MByte/s)Style:SerialHotplugging?YesExternal?Yes
A USB Series “A” plug, the most common USB plugThe USB "trident" IconUniversal Serial Bus (USB) is aserial busstandard tointerfacedevices. USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using asingle standardized interface socket and to improve theplug-and-play capabilities by allowing devices to be connected and disconnectedwithoutrebootingthe computer (hot swapping
). Other convenientfeatures include providing power to low-consumption devices withoutthe need for an external power supply and allowing many devices to beused without requiring manufacturer specific, individualdevice drivers to be installed.USB is intended to help retire all legacy varieties of serialandparallel  ports. USB can connectcomputer peripheralssuch ascomputer   mouse,keyboards,PDAs,gamepadsand joysticks,scanners,digital  cameras,printers, personal media players, andflash drives. For many of those devices USB has become the standard connection method.USB was originally designed for personal computers, but it has becomecommonplace on other devices such as PDAs andvideo game consoles. As of 2008, there are about 2 billion USB devices in theworld.
The design of USB is standardized by theUSB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), an industry standards body incorporating leading companies

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