Melany Kwak, Mike Sallander, Dan Wenhold, Matt Zmuda ECE 317 –Final Project Abstract 1 USB 3.0 The Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is one the greatest success stories in the history of the personal computer (PC). USB is a small, rectangular plug that connects most computer peripherals to your computer. Computer peripherals include printers, MP3 players, scanners, and other devices. USB has changed the way people interface with computers. Prior to USB, people used several different methods of connecting peripheral devices. USB replaced slower communication modalities that relied on serial and parallel data transmission architectures. USB not only allows for faster data transfers, but it also powers and charges peripherals. Devices can be connected and disconnected without rebooting, which is another attractive feature of USB. Finally, USB has made it easier for hardware and software vendors to integrate their products. USB provides a standard portal that is compatible with nearly all hardware.
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Universal Serial Bus, Input device, Serial port, Webcam, USB 3.0