USB 2, USB 1 pinouts and signals. Wire colors

USB 1.0 specification introduced in 1994. USB is a likely solution any time you want to use a computer to communicate with devices outside the computer.

USB 2.0 is the successor standard was released in 2000 with the new transfer mode Hi-speed that can transfer data at up to 480 Mbit/s (40x times higher the rate of USB 1.0).

USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 are: half duplex - can either send or receive data, power usage - up to 500 mA per one host controller.

The interface is suitable for one-of-kind and small-scale designs as well as mass-produced, standard peripheral types.

USB 2 (Type A) pinout

USB2, Type A, Male, Drawing 
USB2, Type A, Male, Example
USB2, Type A, Female, Drawing 
USB2, Type A, Female, Example
Pin Name Direction Color Description
1 V+   red +5 V power
2 D- «—» white Data -
3 D+ «—» green Data +
4 GND   black Ground

USB 2 (Type B) pinout

USB2, Type B, Male, Drawing
USB2, Type B, Female, Drawing
Pin Name Direction Color Description
1 V+   red +5 V power
2 D- «—» white Data -
3 D+ «—» green Data +
4 GND   black Ground

USB Mini/Micro pinout

USB2, Mini, Male, Drawing
Pin Name Direction Color Description
1 V+   red +5 V power
2 D- «—» white Data -
3 D+ «—» green Data +
4 ID   any Host/slave detect (USB OTG ID)
4 GND   black Ground

USB 2 and USB 1 speeds

  Version Speed
1 USB 1.x Low-Bandwidth
1996
1.5 Mbit/s (192 kB/s)
2 USB 1.x Full-speed
1996
12 Mbit/s (1.5 MB/s)
3 USB 2.0 Hi-speed
2000
480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s)
4 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
2010
5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s)
5 USB 3.1 SuperSpeed+
2013
10 Gbit/s (1,250 MB/s)