Short for USB On-The-Go, an extension of the USB 2.0 specification for connecting peripheral devices to each other. USB OTG products can communicate with each other without the need to be connected to a PC. For example, a digital camera can connect to a PDA, or a mobile phone can connect to a printer or a scanner, as long as all the devices are USB OTG-compatible. USB OTG grew from the increasing need for portable devices to be able to communicate with each other as the culture of technology moves away from a PC-centric world.
One of the important features of USB OTG is that the standard does not require a host PC in order for the devices to communicate. USB OTG devices, known as dual-role peripherals, can act as limited hosts or peripherals themselves depending on how the cables are connected to the devices, and they also can connect to a host PC.
- USB boot
Using USB devices, such as a flash drive to boot a Windows PC. Windows XP Embedded Service Pack 2 Feature Pack 2007 introduced a new embedded enabling Feature called USB Boot. This allows users to build a Windows XPe image that boots from a USB flash drive.
- USB card reader
A small USB plug-and-play device used to read, copy and backup data from portable flash memory cards such as an SD Card, MiniSD, MicroSD, SIM and others that are used in a wide variety of consumer electronics products. One card reader may be used for a specific type of memory card, while others may be […]
- USB Flash Drive
(n.) A small, portable flash memory card that plugs into a computer��s USB port and functions as a portable hard drive. USB flash drives are touted as being easy-to-use as they are small enough to be carried in a pocket and can plug into any computer with a USB drive. USB flash drives have less […]
- USB modem
While the term USB modem refers to any type of data/fax/voice modem device which can be connected to a computer using USB, the term more commonly describes a specific portable USB device that looks similar to a USB flash drive and can be as small as 100 x 35 x 23mm in physical size and […]
- USB smart drive
A USB flash drive that comes with pre-installed software. The software enables the USB flash drive to run active programs from the drive. Users can purchase USB smart drives, or download software from the Internet that enables existing flash drives to be upgraded to a smart drive.