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  • Paperback: 506 pages
  • Publisher: Lakeview Research; Fourth Edition, Fourth edition edition (June 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931448086
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931448086
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 17.5 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Garrett Mace on March 10 2004
Format: Paperback
In order to really get the full value out of this book, you need to understand what it is. It's a conversational book with an easy-to-read style and clear examples. What it is intended to do is explain the hardest-to-understand parts of the USB Standard, fill in common problem areas such as host programming, and get you comfortable thinking about the USB structure. It does not contain every nuance of the USB Standard; in fact, the book would be very confusing if it did. This book is more of a companion or guide to the USB documentation. It's like having an experienced friend nearby to explain things to you in order to get over the rough spots, and recommend hardware and programming tactics that worked for them. Using this book, you can very quickly determine what your target application will require, and zero in on the structures you will have to design as well as the relevant portions of the USB Standard. It helps you to actually *understand* the structure of your application, instead of memorizing routines and not knowing how they really work. I used the first version of this book a while back, and the second version is just as good but with more of today's technology. Oh, and don't cheap out and get the electronic version...the book version is very well laid out and much easier on the eyes. Plus it looks more impressive on the bookshelf. ;-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rwizard on April 28 2004
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This isn't the first time I've seen this assumption, but having been on mailing lists with Ms. Axelson, I can tell you Jan is a she, not a he, as the previous overly negative reviewer said. "Complete" comes from the title of a previous book by this author on RS-232. Admittedly, that term is probably over-reaching, but it beats Intel's lousy "DBE" on USB.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reza AsAd on Oct. 28 2003
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If you don't know anything about USB and you would like learn it from ground up,this book can be one of your best choices.Even if you're familiar with USB,it can still be an indepth reference for you.
Beside the exact technical points,method of discussion which Jan uses,makes you aware to the way that you pass to understand each chapter.
I've some experiences about old interfaces like serial and parallel port during many projects,but after reading this book,I didn't hesitate to jump into USB world.I'm sure this book can be a reliable escort for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dakota Kid on Oct. 9 2003
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I had a device I needed to control via computer and just couldn't get the serial port to do the job. Bought this book and was up and running in no time with very little starting knowledge of using USB. This book was awesome and went all the way from the basics to the in depth info I needed to complete my project. Buy the hardcopy and save yourself the headache of trying to get an ebook to work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Severson on July 28 2003
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Jan's book, USB Complete, is an essential resource to study to gain an understanding of the Universal Serial Bus. The book covers the major topics of general USB operation, as well as the implementation of USB in a Personal Computer host, and the design of USB peripherals. The book should be used as a key development tool to implement a USB design.
Jan provides source code examples of interfacing to a USB device, using a slow step-by-step approach to make it easier to grasp the often obscure details of the Windows USB API. The examples are presented simultaneously in Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C. The examples are not a rehashing of USB API documentation, but a clear presentation of code born from actual development efforts.
Frankly there is no single source of USB information presented in a way that is easier to read and comprehend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Erik Kauppi on March 8 2003
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This book provides a good overview of USB and in fact it answered all my questions, even though it does not cover the chip I've decided to use. Our USB device is now up and running!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shahram Zarif on Feb. 19 2003
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I didn't have any information about USB .So I have started my studies with this book and I have studied several chapter of it. I can say that this book is simple and of course It's very complete.
I am sure that this book will be helpful for my project.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roberto J. Rodriguez on Nov. 27 2002
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The author does a great job reviewing the details of USB. However, if your intentions are like mine to design some hardware and transfer data from the device to the PC, I think your pretty much out of luck.
I understand this is a very hard subject but the author does not include sample drivers that allow you to communicate with a generic part, let alone, helping you develop a driver for your application.
I think this book is only good to get a sense only for what USB is and how it works. Unfortunately, blocks diagrams do not solve anyones problem, and knowledge-hungry individuals such as myself find these books rather useless. Buy the book only if you have no clue what USB is, else do not waste your money.
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