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What is a USB?

Universal Serial Bus, or USB, is an industry standard developed in 1994 that defines the connectors, cables and communications protocols used in a bus for the connection, communication and power supply between electronic devices and computers. Universal Serial Bus was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals for several applications including digital cameras, printers, keyboards, pointing devices, portable media players, network adapters and disk drives to PCs to communicate and supply electric power. USB has also replaced or is in the process of phasing out several earlier interfaces such as serial ports and parallel ports and separate power chargers for portable devices. The design architecture of a USB is asymmetrical in its topology and consists of a host, several downstream USB ports, and several peripheral devices connected in a tiered-star topology.

Types of USBs

There are several different kinds of USBs at Future Electronics. We stock many of the most common types categorized by several parameters including Data rate, number of channels, operating temperature range, packaging type and supply voltage. Our parametric filters will allow you to refine your search results according to the required specifications.

The most common sizes for Data Rate are 3 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 30 Mbps and 480 Mbps. Operating temperature range should also be considered, with several ranges from -80 oC to 150 oC.

USBs From Future Electronics

Future Electronics has a wide range of USBs, including programmable, power switch and wireless wifi usbs as well as micro usbs and mini usbs from several manufacturers. Simply choose from the USB technical attributes below and your search results will quickly be narrowed to match your specific universal serial bus application needs.

We deal with several manufacturers such as Cypress, Fairchild, FTDI Chip, Micrel Semiconductor or Roving Networks. You can easily refine your USB product search results by clicking your preferred USB brand from the list of manufacturers below.

Applications for USBs:

Universal Serial Buses are designed to be used for several applications. USBs are used in interfaces and devices including computer speakers, microphones, sound cards, modems, ethernet adapters, wifi adapters, printers, CNC machines, USB flash drives, digital audio players, digital cameras, amongst many other applications.

Choosing the Right USB:

When you are looking for the right USB, with the FutureElectronics.com parametric search, you can filter the results by various attributes: by Data Rate (1 Mbps, 3 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 8 Mbps, 12 Mbps, 48 Mbps,…), operating temperature range (from as low as -80 oC to as high as 150 oC), number of channels (from 1 to 8 channels), and supply voltage (up to 5.5V) to name a few. You will be able to find the right power switch, programmable and wireless (wifi) usbs and micro and mini usbs using these filters.

USBs in Production Ready Packaging or R&D Quantities

If the quantity of USBs required is less than a full reel, we offer customers many of our universal serial bus products in tube, tray or individual quantities that will avoid unneeded surplus.

In addition, Future Electronics offers clients a unique bonded inventory program designed to eliminate potential problems that could arise from an unpredictable supply of products containing raw metals and products with erratic or long lead times. Talk with your nearest Future Electronics branch and find out more on how you and your company can avoid possible shortages.




Featured USB Microcontroller Products


Manufacturer Part Number Description
Cypress CY7C68001-56PVXCT EZ-USB SX2™ High-Speed USB Interface Device, SSOP-56, Surface Mount
Cypress CY7C65630-56LFXA CY7C656xx Series 3.45 V 480 Mbps Low Power USB 2.0 Hub Controller Family QFN-56
Cypress CY7C65620-56LTXC CY7C656xx Series 3.45 V 480 Mbps Low Power USB 2.0 Hub Controller Family QFN-56
Cypress CY7C65632-28LTXC CY7C65632 Series HX2VL™ Very Low Power USB 2.0 Hub Controller - QFN-28
Cypress CY7C68001-56LTXC EZ-USB SX2 56-pin QFN 8/16-bit Databus, DMA, GPIO, I2C, UART
Fairchild FSUSB42UMX FSUSB42 Series DPDT 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - UMLP-10
Fairchild FSUSB30MUX FSUSB30 Series DPDT 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - MSOP-10
Fairchild FSUSB30L10X FSUSB30 Series DPDT 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - MicroPak-10
Fairchild FSUSB30BQX FSUSB30 Series DPDT 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - DQFN-14
Fairchild FSUSB31K8X FSUSB31 Series DPST 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - US-8
Fairchild FSUSB46K8X FSUSB46 Series DPST 4.3 V 480 Mbps SMT Hi Speed USB 2.0 Switch - US-8
FTDI Chip FT232RL-REEL USB Full Speed to Serial UART IC, Includes Oscillator and EEPROM - SSOP-28
FTDI Chip VNC1L-1A-REEL USB Vinculum Host/Device Controller IC - LQFP-48. New Designs See Vinculum-II
FTDI Chip FT232RL-REEL USB Full Speed to Serial UART IC, Includes Oscillator and EEPROM - SSOP-28
FTDI Chip FT2232HL-REEL USB Hi-Speed to Dual Channel Serial UART/FIFO/JTAG/SPI/I2C IC - LQFP-64
FTDI Chip FT232RQ-REEL USB Full Speed to Serial UART IC, Includes Oscillator and EEPROM - QFN-32
FTDI Chip FT232BL-REEL USB Full Speed to Serial UART IC - LQFP-32
Micrel Semiconductor MIC2010-1PZQS MIC2010 Series 5.5 V Surface Mount Dual Channel USB Power Switch - QSOP-16
Micrel Semiconductor MIC2010-1PZQS TR MIC2010 Series 5.5 V Surface Mount Dual Channel USB Power Switch - QSOP-16
Micrel Semiconductor MIC2010-2PZQS MIC2010 Series 5.5 V Surface Mount Dual Channel USB Power Switch - QSOP-16
Micrel Semiconductor MIC2550AYML TR MIC2550A Series 5.25 V 1.5 / 12 Mbps Universal Serial Bus Transceiver - MLF-16
Micrel Semiconductor MIC2550AYML25 TR MIC2550A Series 5.25 V 1.5 / 12 Mbps Universal Serial Bus Transceiver - MLF-16
Roving Networks RN-SRL-FTD5V-BLK SC16IS760 Series I2C Bus / SPI Interface 5 Mbps Single Channel UART - HVQFN-24

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