USB connectors are one of GCT's core product categories and over the years, we have built up a lot of knowledge and expertise on these popular connectors.
Here is a summary of USB and all of it's variants and versions, including a timeline overview marking key milestones for one of the worlds most recognisable set of connectors.View all USB Products
USB (Universal Serial Bus) was originally developed and introduced in 1996 as a way of setting up communication between a computer and peripheral devices by replacing many varieties of serial and parallel ports.
USB connectors have become the standard connection method for devices such as keyboards, game pads & joysticks, scanners, digital cameras, printers and external hard drives.
Although designed for personal computers USB has become commonplace on other devices such as mobile phones, tablets, video game consoles, AC power adaptors, memory sticks and mobile internet access dongles. It's very likely that you will come across a USB technology across a broad range of markets and applications.