USB Device

Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices are peripherals attached to a USB Host. Using the USB protocol, devices provide the functionality to the end-user. Typical devices include products such as keyboards, mice, medical devices, and thumb drives.

Devices are implemented by adding both software and hardware to a peripheral's design.

Device Hardware

  • Contains the circuitry to serialize and deserialize all communications with the host.
  • Notifies the host of its presence and speed requirements.
  • Generates Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) when needed.
  • Supplies the memory (or registers) for the endpoints.

Device Software

  • Responds to all host communication requests.
  • During enumeration, informs the host regarding communication requirements of the device.
  • Provides communication Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the device's application programmers.

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