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USB in Mobile Phones – Technology Introduction Through Integration

Last Updated: 
Nov 13, 2008

Despite the proliferation of BlueTooth and the promise of UltraWideBand, Universal Serial Bus (USB) remains on nearly every cell phone in the world.  But how did it get there?  Why is USB the best choice for a cell phone and what are the oncoming trends in the cell phone industry for future use, or future elimination, of USB?  This article provides detail design process issues with the integration of USB into handsets.  It discusses standards such as UTMI, ULPI, and USB in the context of chip integration and design over the lifespan of a handset design.  In addition, benefits and drawbacks of USB as the technology of choice in cell phones is described. To view more on this topic, click the download link above. 


 

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