USB 2.0 Architecture Part 1

This USB online training course focuses on system definition, including the USB component. The USB communication model will be studied, and transactions will be evaluated in detail. Bandwidth allocations, packet types, packet protocols, and packet sequencing are also covered. USB 2.0 Architecture Part 1 also covers the device framework, including device descriptors and device requests.

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This USB online training course focuses on system definition including the USB component. The USB communication model will be studied and transactions will be evaluated in detail. Bandwidth allocations, packet types, packet protocols, and packet sequencing are also covered. USB 2.0 Architecture Part 1 also covers the device framework including device descriptors and device requests.

Once you have completed USB 2.0 Architecture Part 1 the next course in this series is UUSB 2.0 Architecture Part 2. USB Architecture Part 2 discusses in more detail low-speed, full-speed, and high-speed environments. Presentations include the encoding and electrical environment, evaluating descriptors and host requests, and On-The-Go protocol. Click here to learn more about USB 2.0 Architecture Part 2.

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In This Course You Will Learn:

  • Explain the architecture of USB and its components
  • Understand the operation of USB low-, full-, and high-speed devices and protocols
  • Describe the electrical and signaling requirements for 1.5, 12, and 480 Mbps operation
  • Describe USB Hubs, power management, and split transactions
  • Learn USB configuration requirements
  • Explore USB transaction types and device classes


An understanding of serial communications techniques is also highly recommended.

Module 00: Course Introduction

Module 01: History and Overview

  • Problem Solved by USB
  • USB Specification History
  • USB Features
  • Hot Plug, Isochronous Bandwidth, Error Handling/Fault Recovery

Module 02: System Description

  • System Description and Configuration
  • USB Components
  • Topologies
  • Attachment/Removal of USB Devices

Module 03: Architectural Overview

  • Bus Enumeration
  • Physical Interface
  • USB Protocol
  • Transactions

Module 04: Communications Flow

  • Host-client Relationship
  • Device End Point
  • Pipes
  • Frames
  • In and Out Transactions

Module 05: Bus Transfers

  • Transfer types
  • Transaction Examples for Each Type
  • Bus Access for Transfers
  • Bus Bandwidth Reclamation

Module 06: Packet Types and Formats

  • Packet Field Formats
  • Token Packets
  • Data Packets

Module 07: Packets and Packet Sequencing

  • Hand Shake Packets
  • Special Token Packets
  • NAK and Ping

Module 08: Packet Protocol

  • Bulk, Control, Interrupt, and Isochronous
  • Synchronization and Re-try
  • Packet Errors
  • Bus Errors

Module 09: Device Framework

  • Device Class Definitions
  • Standard Descriptors
  • USB Device Operation
  • Power Management

Module 10: USB Device Requirements

  • Device Request Types
  • Class Specific Requests
  • Vendor Specific Requests

Module 11: USB Host Requirements

  • Host Controller Requirements
  • Device Drivers
  • Resource Management

Module 12: Course Summary

1 Year Access

Delivery Type: The Course is taken online
Length of Access: 1 year
Features: 24/7 Access, Real Instructors, Classroom Materials and Exercise Guides.

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Meet Your Instructor

Pam Frinzi

Pamela S. Frinzi is a tenured Professor Emeritus at Kennesaw State University in the Computer and Electrical Engineering departments program with a Bachelors and Masters in the field. She is a sought after speaker and lecturer for conferences in the specific areas of USB, PCIe, and Serial ATA and has written many courses on these subjects. She is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, Society of Women Engineers, Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers and IEEE Women in Engineering.

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  • Student Guide
  • Enlarged Slides

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