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USB 2.0

Released in April 2000, the USB 2.0 specification increased the USB maximum data rate to 480 Mb/s, also known as High Speed USB data rate, in addition to the USB 1.x Full Speed data rate of 12 Mb/s. Despite the later USB generations, until today USB 2.0 still remains the most popular USB interface due to its low cost advantage and implementation easiness.

As the technology advanced and market grew, some important features of USB technology, such as Mini USB and Micro USB connector, USB On-The-Go, Battery Charging and Power Delivery was defined and included into USB 2.0 standard package.