USB Component  Version 6.17.0
MDK Middleware for USB Device and Host Communication
USB Transfer Rates

USB uses two wires to supply power and two wires to transfer signals. The following data transfer rates are supported:

Performance Attributes Applications
Low-Speed: 1.5 Mbits/s Lower cost
Multiple peripherals
interactive devices:
mouse, keyboards, game peripherals
Full-Speed: 12 Mbits/s Low cost
Multiple peripherals
Guaranteed latency
Guaranteed bandwidth
phone, audio, compressed video, printers, scanners
High-Speed: 480 Mbits/s Guaranteed latency
High bandwidth
video, mass storage
  • SuperSpeed - 5 Gbits/s - is not covered in this document.