USB. Universal Serial Bus. Most popular Serial Peripheral bus WWW.USB.ORG. SERIAL. Bit after bit after bit instead of several bits at once Referenced as M b ps (why?). Universal SERIAL Bus. Anything to do with serial transmission was traditionally difficult to set up
Universal Serial Bus
… because of start, stop and handshaking
------ PnP = Plug and Play
Type A sockets will typically be on hosts and hubs
Type B plugs are on devices.
Micro USB Vs Mini USB on new RAZR2 cell phoner released May 2007
Bondi Blue iMac
=> There should be an "Enhanced" USB host controller present.
Supports speeds of up to 400 Mbps
Supports speeds of up to 800 Mbps
A newer FireWire standard that supports data
transmission at up to 3.2 Gbps is now being developed.
- Expansion Card
Cables and Connectors
.. to describe the differences between USB and Firewire
Happens on a clock signal
Happens after a definite time quantum
happens at irregular intervals, without the use of a clock signal
Both use isochronous transfer methods