USB Component  Version 6.12.0
MDK Middleware for USB Device and Host Communication
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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.