USB switch


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USB switch

A device that allows one or more USB peripherals to connect to multiple computers, one computer at a time. Such a device is often used to share a scanner, printer or external hard drive with two or more computers. The computer is selected manually by pressing buttons on the device or via software.

In order to allow more peripherals to be connected than there are ports on the switch, a USB hub can be connected to one of the switch ports. See USB hub.
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Focusing on analog and power functions that enhance user satisfaction and market success, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) offers mobile handset designers an auto-selecting Hi-Speed USB switch with an integrated cap-free headphone audio amplifier.
Current solutions rely on the use of several discrete components such as a USB switch, two large 220oF capacitors and an external headphone amplifier.
Fairchild's FSUSB30 dual-port USB switch helps solve one of the real challenges designers face with today's tiny handheld devices -- where the heck to put the connectors?
The FSUSB23 complements Fairchild's expanding line of high-performance USB switch solutions providing the industry's best combination of wide bandwidth, high signal quality and compact packaging.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Automated test engineers now can significantly reduce switch system hardware setup time with the new National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) USB switch mainframes, which introduce plug-and-play switch control to the SCXI platform.
The four-slot USB switch mainframe includes an NI SCXI-1000 chassis, a USB adapter and a high-voltage analog backplane (HVAB).
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS), the fastest-growing supplier of analog switch solutions(1), announces the immediate availability of its new FSUSB11 -- a low power, high bandwidth, dual Single Pole/Double Throw (SPDT) USB switch providing fast-switch-time multiplex/demultiplexing of analog audio and USB 1.