Universal Serial Bus System Architecture

Universal Serial Bus System Architecture

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With USB 2.0, the USB standard for PC peripheral connectivity delivers up to 40 times the speed of USB 1.1 -- plus many other extensions, clarifications, and reliability improvements. Now's the time for professional engineers working with PC hardware and peripherals to master USB 2.0 -- and this is the book. The latest in MindShare's world-class PC System Architecture Series, Universal Serial Bus System Architecture, Second Edition teaches engineers everything they need to know to deliver reliable, cost-effective USB 2.0 hardware and software. It covers every key aspect of USB 2.0 product design, including the USB 2.0 protocol, signaling environment, electrical specifications, hardware/software interaction, and more. It has been thoroughly updated to reflect all key changes since USB 1.0. It also contains detailed new coverage of USB 2.0 device classes, legacy support, and Microsoft's implementation of USB host software and class drivers. For all peripheral developers, computer hardware and software design engineers, and other programmers working with Intel-standard PC environments.
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  • Mixed media product | 544 pages
  • 186 x 232 x 22mm | 840g
  • Addison Wesley
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • w. 207 figs.
  • 0201309750
  • 9780201309751

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Universal Serial Bus System Architecture, Second Edition, based on the 2.0 version of the Universal Serial Bus specification, provides in-depth coverage and a detailed discussion of USB. It focuses on the USB protocol, signaling environment, and electrical specifications, along with the hardware/software interaction required to configure and access USB devices. Key topics include:

Hot plug support (detection of low-, full-, and high-speed devices) Electrical signaling at the 1.5, 12, and 480Mb/s rates 2.0 hub operation (including split transaction support) 2.0 high-speed protocol (including high-bandwidth and ping transactions) High-speed transceiver test modes Suspend/resume operations Device descriptors Device requests (commands) USB transaction protocols (low-, full-, and high-speed) Bus-powered devices Self-powered devices Error detection and handling Device configuration Device classes

This second edition has been updated to reflect the changes in the USB specification from the original 1.0 to the current 2.0. The USB 2.0 specification defines high-speed transactions operating at 480Mb/s that increase throughput by a factor of 40 over the older USB devices. New high-bandwidth, ping, and split transactions have also been added to further increase efficiency of the high-speed protocol. The USB 2.0 specification makes major improvements to USB, while maintaining backward compatibility with 1.0 and 1.1 USB devices. If you design or test hardware or software that involves USB, you wouldn't want to miss the important updates in this book. Universal Serial Bus System Architecture, Second Edition, is an essential, time-saving tool.

The accompanying CD-ROM includes an 85-minute USB 2.0 overview video by Don Anderson, featuring an introduction to the basic concepts underlying USB 2.0 bus operation and protocol. Topics covered include terminology, design goals of USB, a review of low- and full-speed operation used by USB 1.0 and 1.1 systems and devices, an introduction to USB 2.0 high-speed transfers, and how USB 2.0 hubs use split transactions to provide backward compatibility to low- and full-speed devices.

The PC System Architecture Series is a crisply written and comprehensive set of guides to the most important PC hardware standards. Each title is designed to illustrate the relationship between the software and hardware and explains thoroughly the architecture, features, and operations of systems built using one particular type of chip or hardware specification.

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Table of contents

About This Book.

The MindShare Architecture Series.

Cautionary Note.

Specifications This Book is Based On.

Organization of This Book.

Who Should Read this Book.

Prerequisite Knowledge.

Documentation Conventions.

Identification of Bit Fields (logical groups of bits or signals).

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1. Design Goals of USB.

Shortcomings of the Original PC I/O Paradigm.

Limited System Resources.

End User Concerns.


The USB Paradigm.

Enhanced System Performance.

Hot Plug and Play Support.


Legacy Hardware/Software Support.

Low Cost.

Summary of Key USB Features.

How to Get the USB Specifications.

2. The Big Picture.


USB 1.x Systems and Devices.

Low-Speed and Full-Speed Devices.

How Transactions Are Generated.

Sharing the Bus.

Bandwidth Consideration Summary.

2.0 Systems and Devices.

Low-Speed and Full-Speed Devices in a 2.0 System.

High-Speed Devices in a 2.0 System.

High-Speed Bandwidth Summary.

The Players.

USB Client Drivers.

USB Bus Driver.

USB Host Controller Driver.

USB Host Controller/Root Hub.

USB Hubs.

USB Devices.

USB Communications Model.

Communications Flow.

Transfers, IRPs, Frames, and Packets.

Device Framework (how devices present themselves to software).

Device Descriptors.

Device Framework.

USB Peripheral Connection.

Full-Speed Hubs.

High-Speed Hubs.


3. Cables and Connectors.

The Connectors.

Series A Connectors.

Series B Connectors.


Low-Speed Cables.

Full- and High-Speed Cables.

Cable Power.

Electrical and Mechanical Specifications.

4. USB Cable Power Distribution.

USB Power.


Current Budget.

Over-Current Protection.

Voltage Drop Budget.

Power Switching.

Bus-Powered Hubs.

Power During Hub Configuration.

Bus-Powered Hub Attached to 500ma Port.

Bus-Powered Hub Attached to 100ma Port.

Bus-Powered Hub Attached to Port with >100ma but
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About Inc. MindShare

MindShare, Inc. is one of the leading technical training companies in the hardware industry, providing innovative courses for dozens of companies, including Intel, IBM, and Compaq.

Don Anderson is the author of many MindShare books. He passes on his wealth of experience in digital electronics and computer design by training engineers, programmers, and technicians for MindShare.

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