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Parent Name USB
Designed By Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel (Later the USB Implementers Forum)
Obsolete? Yes (Depreciated with the USB 4.0 Standard)
First Produced May 1996
Reversible No (Modified versions of USB Type-A are reversible)
Replaced Serial Port, PS/2 Port, Game Port, Parallel Port
Replaced By USB C (USB A is still widely used)
Hot SwappableYes

USB Type-A is a multi-use connector that is still commonly used today that was first produced in May of 1996. At the time of writing, USB Type-A is one of the most popular, widely known connectors in the world. Often known the primary connector for the USB standard, USB A is occasionally but technically incorrectly referred to as simply “USB”, which is the name of the standard under which USB Type A is designed. While technically discontinued as of August 29, 2019, the type A connector is still widely used and found on new devices everywhere.

USB GenerationCompatible
USB 1.0
USB 1.1
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Revised
USB 3.0
USB 3.1
USB 3.2
USB 4.0

This Article Was Last Updated: November 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am
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