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USB Complete: Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals (Complete Guides series) [Paperback]

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Now in its third edition, this developer's guide to the Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface covers all aspects of project development, including device programming and host application software. This book shows how to transform the information in the USB 3.0 specifications into functioning devices and application software that communicates with the devices. To help build a foundation for design decisions, developers are guided in selecting device-controller hardware. Developers will also learn the benefits of the USB interface, its limitations, and how certain design choices made at the beginning of the project can reduce development time. Recent developments in host and device hardware, more detail on the standard USB classes, application examples using Microsoft's .NET Framework, and information on developing dual-role devices using USB On-The-Go is provided in detail.

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Pages   572
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.8" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2005
Publisher   Lakeview Research
ISBN  1931448027  
ISBN13  9781931448024  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jan Axelson is the author of six books, including "Embedded Ethernet and Internet Complete," "Serial Port Complete," and "Parallel Port Complete," Her articles have appeared in "Embedded Systems Programming," "EDN," "Circuit Cellar," "Nuts & Volts," and "Popular Electronics." She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jan Axelson currently resides in Madison.

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Reviews - What do customers think about USB Complete: Everything You Need to Develop Custom USB Peripherals (Complete Guides series)?

USB Complete - Third Edition  May 29, 2008
Anyone who is new to USB interface and products should read this book first. I bought an USB evaluation board to get an understanding of USB.
When it would not interface with our product the way I thought, I was very disappointed. After reading this book, I realized there are major differences with the USB microprocessors. I then was able to purchase AN USB evaluation board with an appropriate microprocessor that would interface with our equipment.
Great starting point  Aug 10, 2007
This book is highly recommended considering it's depth and range of content. It offers lots of practical information and is easy to read. The website that supports this book is also very helpful. If you are interested in USB, this is the first book to read.
Buy this book first if your interested in USB   Jun 11, 2007
This is very good introductory book on USB for embedded devices. It provides a good overview including a brief comparison of USB with other devices. Admittedly the term complete is a bit of an overstatement; if your going to program own Window's drivers you're going to need a lot more information than is provided here. However, for small-run embedded developers and hobbyist this book is ideal. It is up-to-date and provides a the information you need to consider before jumping into USB development. One of the other reviewers complained that this book spends a lot of time on third-party products. However, for those of us that are grudgingly porting hardware from RS232 to USB this very helpful and very important. Yes all of this information is on the web; but much of it is misleading. For example; a lot of people start with and HID (human interface device) as it does not require a special Windows driver. The online documentation for our developement system gave the data transfer rate as 1.5Mega baud. However, reading this book you find that your likely only to get a fraction of this speed and the guaranteed transfer rate is only 800 bytes per second which is positively glacial.

The USB interface is very complex. One of the major issues is that anything you develop will likely require drivers for both the PC and the device. In choosing a vendor is probably more dependent on the quality of the drivers and the quality of the documentation of the drivers than on the hardware itself.

A little scattered, but much LESS THAN THE USB SPEC  Mar 21, 2007
This is probably a harware designer's book. If you ever plan on designing or undestanding USB hardware, this is definitely (no matter what cost), the book for you. Jan Axelson has written for many EE mags, and knows what she is talking about. The book may be getting dated, as a few of the chips she descibes are obsolete, but who cares - the data is relevant. Very well done, and very readable.
Excellent Guide to start with usb projects.  Feb 6, 2007
This book is an excellent guide to start with usb hardware, if you want to know where the head and feet of usb are, read this book.

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