Microsoft Windows CE 3.0  

Universal Serial Bus Drivers

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The universal serial bus (USB) is an external bus architecture for connecting USB-capable peripheral devices to a host computer. USB is not designed to be used as the internal bus for connecting CPUs to main memory and to devices that reside on a motherboard. Instead, USB is a communication protocol that supports serial data transfers between a host system and USB-capable peripherals. USB technology was developed as a solution to the increasing user demands on computers and the need for flexible and easy-to-use peripherals. USB technology directly affects a number of standard peripherals, such as keyboards, joysticks, mouse devices, digital cameras, computer telephony integration (CTI), and video-conferencing products.

USB offers the following benefits to system designers and users: