Ports


EXTERNAL CONNECTORS

  Connector Devices Description

RJ45

10/100/1000Base T Networks Registered Jack-45, an eight wire connector use for networking
BNC/F 10Base2 or Cable Modem Bayonet Nut Connector use with RG58 coaxial cables or F port use with cable
RJ11 Telephone or Modem Connector Registered Jack-11 a four or six wire connector use for Internet connections
DIN/5 AT Keyboard Deutsche Industrinorm connector that is use to connect an AT keyboard
PS/2 ATX Keyboard or Mouse Personal System 2 connector or ATX connector developed by IBM to connect an ATX Keyboard (purple) or Mouse (green)
Centronics Parallel Printer end Connection A standard interface for connecting parallel printer devices
DB Connectors
Parallel Port Parallel Devices (Printer, Scanner, External Devices and Zip Drives)

Bi-Directional
ECP 8 bits wide 1.5Mbps-2.77Mbps
EPP 4 bits wide 600Kbps
LPT address

SCSI_50 SCSI Devices 3 rows use by External SCSI devices
SCSI_68 SCSI Devices 2 rows use by External SCSI devices
Analog Video Port or VGA Port Analog Monitor Port 3 rows with 15 holes use by CRT or LCD monitors found on video cards
Digital Video Interface Port Digital Monitor Port Digital Video Interface use by the newer LCD monitors found on newer graphics cards
display_port Display Port Display Port Display Port use for video
hdmi HDMI Port HD Signals Use by HDTV technology 1080 or 720 most common

MIDI Port
Joystick, Game and MIDI devices 2 rows 15 holes found on sound cards
Serial 9 Port Serial Mouse, PDA, Modem and Digital Camera

2 rows male 9 pins
1 bit wide transfer
57-115Kbps
Backwards compatibility
COM address

Serial 25 Port Serial Modem, Printers and Scanners

2 rows 25 pins
Obsolete

High Speed Connectors
USB_A USB_B USB Ports USB Devices (Keyboards, Mouse)

1. Hot Swappable

2. Speed
USB 1.0 1.5Mbps
USB 1.1 12Mbps
USB 2.0 up to 480Mbps
USB 3.0 up to 4.8Gbps

3. Daisy Chain
127 Devices

4 Pin

6 Pin

9 Pin

Firewire or IEEE 1394 Ports Firewire Devices
(High Speed Multimedia Devices Video Cam or iPOD devices)

1. Hot Swappable

2. Speed
IEEE1394_a 400Mbps
IEEE1394_b 800Mbps
IEEE 13941600
IEEE 1394 3200

3. Daisy Chain
63 Devices


ST

MTRJ
MTRJ

SC

LC
LC

Older
Fiber Optic Ports

Fiber Optic Connections

1. Immune to EMI

2. Very Fast

3. Can Travel great distances

Thunderbolt
aka LightPeak
High Speed Connection use by Apple to connect various devices Capable of speeds up to 10Gbps

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