Micro USB

Micro USB

Micro USB connectors are a nifty, up and coming, piece of technology. They are able to assist in making cellphones and personal digital assistant (PDA) devices that much more convenient to use.

USB means Universal Serial Bus. It’s an external cable that connects devices like keyboards to a computer. It’s become an alternative to the more common serial and parallel standards.

Over time, USB technology has become more advanced. It has been continually enhanced and was downsized to a mini USB. The micro USB is now meant to replace the mini USB for various types of portable electronic devices, but mostly cellphones and PDA’s. Standard devices use Micro-B receptacles while USB On-The-Go devices use Micro-AB. Micro-A plugs, Micro-B plugs, and standard cables are all available to consumers.

The micro USB technology was created by an organization called the USB Implementer Forum, Inc. This is a non-profit group of people that strive to improve USB technology. They use innovative thinking to progress the advancement of this technology. Nokia is an example of one of several companies that will be using micro USB specifications in future products.

If someone is comparing the mini USB to the micro USB, they will see that the micro USB has many more advantages. The most convenient advantage is its small and easily portable size. While cellphones and PDA’s start to decrease in size, they also become thinner and lighter. Because of this, many consumers have realized that the mini USB is far too large for practical uses. The micro USB can allow manufacturers to test the limits and see how sleek they can make this product.

The micro USB is more durable than the mini USB connector as well. A micro USB comes equipped with a stainless-steel shell that can complete over ten thousand insertion cycles. It has a latching mechanism that allows for stronger extraction forces. All those features do not hinder the USB’s ease when using it for syncing and charging portable devices.

Another crucial benefit of this new connector system is that it will support the USB OTG supplement. The supplement was created to assist with the communication between portable devices without the use of a computer. No matter where someone is, they will receive complete mobile inter connectivity. They can print, transfer, and share a variety of documents all the while using the low power features on their device to extend the battery life.

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