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Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that establishes specifications for cables, connectors and protocols for connection, communication and power supply (interfacing) between computers, peripherals and other computers.[2] A broad variety of USB hardware exists, including 14 different connector types, of which USB-C is the most recent and the only one not currently deprecated since the release of USB 3.2.

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Universal Serial Bus

Upper image: Certified logo.
Lower image: Various USB connectors (From left to right: male Micro USB B-Type, proprietary UC-E6, male Mini USB (5-pin) B-type, female A-type, male A-type, male B-type. Shown with a centimeter ruler.)
Type Bus
Production history
Designed January 1996; 27 years ago (1996-01)
Produced Since May 1996[1]
Superseded Serial port, parallel port, game port, Apple Desktop Bus, PS/2 port, and FireWire (IEEE 1394)

First released in 1996, the USB standards are maintained by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). The four generations of USB are: USB 1.x, USB 2.0, USB 3.x, and USB4.[3]