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Short for Universal Serial Bus, a new external bus standard that supports data transfer rates of 12 Mbps (12 million bits per second). A single USB port can be used to connect up to 127 peripheral devices, such as mice, modems, and keyboards. USB also supports Plug-and-Play installation and hot plugging.

Starting in 1996, a few computer manufacturers started including USB support in their new machines. Since the release of Intel's 440LX chipset in 1997, USB has become more widespread. It is expected to eventually completely replace serial and parallel ports.


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Outstanding Page USB Components
Intel's USB site provides extensive background information about USB and describes all of Intel's products that support USB. Updated on Jul 1, 1998

  Intel Universal Serial Bus (USB) components site
This Intel site contains numerous links to Universal Serial Bus information, including a general overview, USB applications, news, and FAQs. In addition, there are technology notes, how USBs work, and Intel's USB product line. Updated on Jul 3, 1998

  ScanLogic Corporation
Home page of ScanLogic Corporation, makers of USB interface controller, chip controller, and software driver products.

  Technical paper on USB
From Unisys, this paper presents a detailed overview of USB along with descriptions of its characteristics. Updated on Dec 20, 1997

  Universal Serial Bus and FireWire cables and connectors
Home page of Newnex Technology Corporation, manufacturer of interconnect systems for the computer industry. This page highlights their newly developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) and IEEE1394 (Firewire) serial bus cables and connectors and provides links to company news and additional product information. Updated on Jun 26, 1998

  Universal Serial Bus Implementers Forum home page
This site hosts the USB Implementers Forum and provides links to information on group events, technical documents, white papers, FAQs, and links to press releases and articles regarding USB. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  USB FAQ
Answer most of the commonly asked questions about USB and USB-related products and developments.

  USB Simulation Model
Describes the USB Simulation Model product, a behavioral model that simulates the transactions of the Universal Serial Bus, from Sand Microelectronics Inc. Updated on Jun 7, 1997

  Yahoo!'s Universal Serial Bus page
Yahoo!'s directory of Universal Serial Bus. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

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