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Install any necessary drivers or software. Configure the device in the OS and verify it is working correctly. Universal Serial Bus (USB) 0:00-1:01 The Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is the most commonly used connection interface for peripheral devices. If you've done anything with computers, you've used some sort of USB-connected device.Keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, scanners are all peripheral devices that connect to a computer using a USB connection. One of the main reasons the USB is so popular is because it eliminated the need to have a dedicatedport for each connected device. Older interfaces, such as serial and parallel, are only able to support one device per port. This means that if you wanted to connect two printers to a computer, you would need two parallel ports, and if you wanted to connect two printers and a scanner, you would need three ports. The USB, on the other hand, was designed to support multiple devices. In fact, a single bus can supportup to 127 devices. How USB Works 1:02-2:35 Here's a typical desktop computer that has three devices connected to it through the USB ports. We have a keyboard, mouse, and a printer. Now, most computers have between four and six USB ports,so you might be wondering how we can connect up to 127 devices to the single computer. This can be done because of how the USB is designed. The USB uses hubs similar to network hubs to connect peripheral devices. A single hub can have one or more USB ports. The primary hub that all other hubs connect to is called the root hub. This hub is typically integrated with the USB controller host on the motherboard. For example, on this computer we have the root hub. To this root hub we can connect a USB hub that has, say, eight ports. Then to that USB hub we can actually connect a second USB hub and so on. The USB supports up to five tiers of hubs, and to each of these hubs we can connect USB devices. This type of structure is known as a tiered star topology. Each tier has a central connecting point to which all devices connect with the root hub at the base. One thing to know about USB is that each hub, including the root hub, counts as a device. This means that they are counted towards the limit of 127 connected devices. Even though you probably won't be connecting 127 devices, it's important to know that hubs are counted towards this limit. USB Versions 2:36-5:52 Since it was developed, the USB has gone through several different versions, and while each version does work a little bit differently, the main thing you should know about the different versions is their data rates. The first version we'll talk about is USB 1.1. USB 1.1 was released in 1998. It's a pretty old technology.USB 1.1 has two different data rates. The first is low bandwidth that runs at 1.5 megabits per second.The second is full bandwidth that runs at 12 megabits per second. In today's world, these speeds are extremely slow. Transferring large files at these speeds can take a very long time.
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