Tech Snippet #3: So, What Does USB Actually Mean?

Published on November 6, 2020
Image Credit: [IEEE]

Everyone on Earth, or at the very least, 99% of people on earth, have sort of experience with the USB interface.

We use this connection all the time. For power. For Data. As a lifeline to the outside world when your battery is running low. We all know USB, one way or the other.

What does USB stand for?

USB is an acronym that stands for Universal Serial Bus. Yes. Serial. With an S. Just like the COM port it replaced.

Most people don’t realize that USB is basically just a serial connection with a little LVDS (Low Voltage Differential Signaling) and software magic.

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