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Universal Serial Bus (USB)

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

USB

Definition(s):

  A hardware interface for low-speed peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, and telephony devices.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-101 Rev. 1
NIST SP 800-72

  Type of standard cable, connector, and protocol for connecting computers, electronic devices, and power sources.
Source(s):
NISTIR 7621 Rev. 1 under Universal Serial Bus