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Universal Serial Bus

Knowledge Identifier: $Universal_Serial_Bus


Universal Serial Bus

industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices add

Category: Technology (10)

Launched in 1995.

Countries: (63%), United States (8%), Republic of Korea (8%)

Main connections: Mouse (computing), PS/2 port, MacBook

Linked to: International Telecommunication Union, Microsoft, Apple Inc., Infrared Data Association




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A team including Ajay Bhatt worked on the standard at & &Intel; the first integrated circuits supporting USB were produced by Intel in 1995 add something


Mouse (computing) - Featuring only a single data pin, the bus used a purely polled approach to computer/mouse communications and survived as the standard on mainstream models until 1998 when iMac joined the industry-wide switch to using USB


Few USB devices made it to market until USB 1,1, released in August 1998, which fixed problems identified in 1,0, mostly relating to hubs add something


The first widely used version of USB was 1,1, which was released in September 1998 add something


Mouse (computing) - Beginning with the Bronze Keyboard PowerBook G3 in May 1999, Apple dropped the external ADB port in favor of USB, but retained an internal ADB connection in the PowerBook G4 for communication with its built-in keyboard and trackpad until early 2005


ETRAX CRIS - In 2000, the ETRAX 100LX design added an MMU, as well as USB, synchronous serial and SDRAM support, and boosted the CPU performance up to 100 MIPS


The USB 2,0 specification was released in April 2000 and was ratified by the USB Implementers Forum at the end of 2001 add something


ThinCan - An optional on-board SmartCard reader attached to an internally mounted USB port made the original ThinCan an instant hit on the local market, due to an Estonian legislation dating from 2001 that mandated the issuance of a national Electronic ID card to all citizens and their use to access many public services


PS/2 port - PS/2 is considered a legacy port by the Intel/Microsoft PC 2001 specification of 2000; USB ports were preferred for connecting keyboards and mice


NSLU2 - The device has two USB 2,0 ports for connecting hard disks and uses an ARM-compatible Intel XScale IXP420 CPU. In models manufactured prior to around April 2006, Linksys had underclocked the processor to 133 MHz, though a simple hardware modification to remove this restriction is possible


The USB Battery Charging Specification of 2007 defines new types of USB ports, "charging ports" add something


USB 2,0 High Speed Inter Chip is a chip-to-chip variant of USB 2,0 that eliminates the conventional analog transceivers found in normal USB. It was adopted as a standard by the USB Implementers Forum in 2007 add something


LaCie - Never far from controversy, Ito's award winning USB Hub of 2007 had to be renamed to avoid infringement with the original name


The Micro-USB connector was announced by the USB-IF on 4 January 2007 add something


The Mini-A connector and the Mini-AB receptacle connector were deprecated on 23 May 2007 add something


In September 2007, the Open Mobile Terminal Platform group announced that its members had agreed on micro-USB as the future common connector for mobile devices add something


"USB 3,0" was released in November 2008 add something


The USB 3,0 specification was published on 12 November 2008 add something


The USB 3,0 Promoter Group announced on 17 November 2008 that the specification of version 3,0 had been completed and had made the transition to the USB Implementers Forum , the managing body of USB specifications add something


Kia Rio - For the 2009 model year, all Rio and Rio5 trims received standard Sirius Satellite Radio and radios with USB port & auxiliary jack, the auxiliary jack substituting for a Bluetooth mobile phone connection for devices with an earphone jack, e


In June 2009, many of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturers signed an EC-sponsored Memorandum of Understanding , agreeing to make most data-enabled mobile phones marketed in the European Union compatible with a common External Power Supply add something


PS/2 port - While combi-devices supporting USB and PS/2 are still available, most USB keyboards and mice in the 2010s no longer come with or even support the PS/2 protocol


While many currently available devices and cables still use Mini plugs, the newer Micro connectors are being widely adopted and as of December 2010, they are the most widely used add something


Apple's Lightning, introduced September 12, 2012, is currently used for the iPhone 5, iPod Touch , $iPod_Nano (IPod_Nano) , iPad , and $iPad_Mini (IPad_Mini) add something


A January 2013 press release from the USB group reveals plans to update USB 3 to 10 Gbit/s to put it on par with Thunderbolt by mid-2013 add something


A June 2013 DigiTimes article described this as "USB 3,5" and quoted ASMedia Technology president Chewei Lin as saying the chips were in development, with availability scheduled for 2014 add something


Developer sessions aimed at developers wishing to implement the new specification begun on August 21, 2013 add something


LG Electronics - In November 2013, it was discovered that some of LG's smart TVs silently collect filenames from attached USB storage devices and attempt to send them back to LG's own servers, although as of this writing the web application does not exist and the purpose of this is unknown


Among the first devices to accommodate a Type-C cable is Apple's 2015 MacBook, which has a single USB 3,1 port add something


As of April 2016, there are silicon controllers available from several sources and several others add something


Serial ATA - As of mid 2017 few new computers have dedicated external SATA connectors, with USB3 dominating and USB3 Type C, often with the Thunderbolt replacement for the Lightning standard, starting to replace the earlier USB connectors


On 8 January 2018 USB-IF announced "Certified USB Fast Charger" which will certify chargers that use the feature "Programmable Power Supply" of the USB Power Delivery 3,0 specification add something


MacBook - On October 30, 2018, the MacBook Air underwent a major design change, dropping the USB Type-A ports, MagSafe, and the SD card slot in favor of two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack


USB 4 specification is on track to be published around the middle of 2019 add something


Impending release of USB 4 specification was announced by USB Promoter Group in March 2019 add something


No information pertaining to VirtualLink alternate mode compatibility with either Thunderbolt 3 or USB4 has been published, as of April 2019 add something