USB

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a standard that defines a high-speed serial interface that transfers data at up to 12 Mbps and allows up to 127 compatible peripherals to be connected to a computer.

Computing

  • noun a standard defining a high-speed serial interface that transfers data at up to 480Mbps and allows up to 127 compatible peripherals to be connected to a computer.
  • acronymHSSI
  • acronym forFirewire
  • noun a serial link that can transfer data at data rates up to 52 Mbps, used in some wide area network systems.

Electronics

  • A serial interface which has a maximum data transfer rate of up to 12 Mbps, and which can link up to 127 peripherals. USB also supports hot swapping and plug-and-Play, and enhanced versions, such as USB 2.0 can increase throughput significantly. A USB also provides a given amount of power to connected peripherals, often eliminating the need for such peripherals to have a separate supply. Most computers are equipped with multiple USB ports. Also called USB bus, or USB interface.
  • A standard defining a USB bus.
  • acronym forupper sideband
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