Group 2-3 - Darrel Cross Jeff Singer Sabrina Thornton What...

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What is USB? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus Provides an expandable, fast, bi-directional, low cost, hot pluggable Plug and Play serial hardware interface Allows users to connect a wide variety of peripherals to a computer and have them automatically configured and ready to use Implemented to provide a replacement for legacy ports to make the addition of peripheral devices quick and easy for the end user
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History of USB Developed and standardized by a group of leading companies from the computer and electronics industries in 1995 USB specifications were developed by Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel , Microsoft, and NEC, joined later by HP, Lucent, and Phillips These companies formed the USB Implementers Forum as a non-profit to publish specifications and provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology
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History of USB There have been three versions released prior to 3.0 USB 1.0 in January 1996 data rates of 1.5 Mbps and 12 Mbps USB 1.1 in September 1998 first widely used version of USB USB 2.0 in April 2000 Major feature revision was the addition of a high speed transfer rate of 480 Mbps Important note all versions are backwards compatible with previous versions of USB
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Key Features Single connector type Replaces all different legacy connectors with one well- defined standardized USB connector for all USB peripheral devices Hot swappable Devices can be safely plugged and unplugged as needed while the computer is running (no need to reboot) Plug and Play OS software automatically identifies, configures, and loads the appropriate driver when connection is made
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Key Features High performance USB offers data transfer speeds at up to 480 Mbps
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2011 for the course EEL 3531 taught by Professor Llewelyn during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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