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Internal USB Expansion Cable with Imbeded Logic

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013711D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a device that allows PCB (printed circuit board) designers to generate additional USB ports. The prots are internal to the PC and invisible to the end user. Additionally, with a slight modification to the device, different number of additional ports can be obtained. Background Advantages of USB The USB was developed with many features in mind. The following presents a list of features that make USB so compelling: