USB 3.0 (Universal Serial Bus) is
the latest standard developed for data exchange between the electronic gadgets
like computers, External drives, Digital video camera etc. It offers better
power management, Super speed data transmission as well as powering electronic
USB 3.0 is one of the most discussed
issues among the geeks. All of them are speculating to be it like a magic wand
which will transmit bulk of data in the in a fraction of second. USB 3.0 is
supposed to be one of the pioneering developments in the field of data
transmission technology. So in this
article I will let you know about what a common user must know about USB 3.0
USB 3.0: It is good to know that connector
of USB 3.0 is still compatible with older version. But this time USB 3.0
connecting cable is thicker as compare to the previous version. When it is
spliced it contains 10 wires with a braided outer shield. As the previous
version two wires for power supply, unshielded twisted pair and two shielded
differential pair. Single Shielded differential pair contains three wires; two
wires are used for maintaining Super Speed data transfer between the concerned
devices and the third wire is responsible for regulating power supply. The two
wires are used for power supply and ground. The two shielded differential wires
are used for regulating simultaneous bi-directional data communication between
Features of USB
Super Speed: USB 3.0 is also known as Super
speed USB. It is expected to deliver speed of 5 G bits/sec but on the ground it
only reaches speed up to 3.0 to 4.5 G bits/sec.
Full Duplex Communication: USB 3.0 allows user to read and
write at the same between the concerned devices with the promised speed. The two
Shielded differential pair wires are placed parallel rather than adjacent
position as in previous version.
Apart from data transmission now days people
use to charge their gadgets like mobiles, Mp3 player etc through USB. These USB
ports also carries more power 100- 900 mA, thus capable of charging devices
like Digital video camera.
3.0 offers better power management using efficient interrupt driven mechanism
for monitoring the current status of the concerned device connected through it.
In USB 2.0 polling method is used in which all devices connected through USB
are monitored in round robin fashion. When device is ready for executing data
transmission than an interrupt signal is sent and in response transmission
process is triggered by the CPU.
How to add USB 3.0
in older USB 2.0 compatible laptop and Computer:
laptop users if they have Express Card slot then with the help of additional
Express Card to USB 3.0 adapter they can add USB 3.0 to their laptop.
Desktop users they can use PCIe expansion card to add USB 3.0 compatible
devices with the PCIe cards.
By using the above methods you
can achieve data transmission between the concerned devices but these methods
derive power from USB 2.0 ports which is not sufficient for charging additional
electronic gadgets or powering external passport drives. For supplying
additional power you can use the following methods:
3.0 adapters can be connected with the help of additional cable to USB 2.0 port
which can draw more powers and fulfill the need of charging mobile or powering
external hard drives.
is recommended to use the PCIe expansion cards with extra socket for additional
If you are planning to buy a new
computer setup or upgrading your existing computer setup then you must go for
USB 3.0 compatible peripheral devices. With them you can execute data
transmission at a lightening fast speed. If you want any suggestion for new
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