USB: Expanding the Port Count for Desktop Boards
With its enhanced bandwidth, USB 2.0 will enable users to connect many peripherals at one time. To take advantage of this opportunity, PC manufacturers will need to decide whether to support both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports, how many ports to support, what configuration of ports is available on the front and back panels, and what legacy ports to remove. Determining the type and number of USB ports can be complicated. This article provides an overview of some of the platform configuration issues.
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