is an external connector, and a
mode of transferring information between digital
devices. It was developed in late 1980s by Apple Inc.
supported by Windows operating systems and Mac OS. The latest version of Fire
wire has a speed of about 800 Mbps.
If the current FireWire cables are
refurbished, the speed is expected to increase to 3.2
FireWire is plug-and-play, so if a
fire wire device is
connected to a CPU
it will immediately be detected and data can be accessible.
Approx. 63 devices can be transferred to a fire wire bus.
Fire wire is used for high speed communications and provides real time data.
have been very few revisions
fire wire technology and other
data transfer are being
USB stands for Universal Serial
USB’s are standard type of connection, used for
different kinds of devices.USB are portable storage devices which can be carried from one workstation to another.
USB ports and cables are
used to connect hardware
as printers, scanners,
keyboards, joysticks, cameras, and more to computers of all kinds, including desktops,
tablets, laptops, netbooks, etc.
Recently USB has become tremendously common
USB connection is
available on nearly any computer-like device such as
video game consoles, home audio/visual
equipment, and even in many automobiles.
USB’s allow data access at all times and anywhere provided there is
They are very light in weight and handy.
be misplaced due to their size and weight.
USB’s have limited storage capacity usually up to 32
An Ethernet cable is one of the most popular forms of network cable used on wired networks.
Ethernet cables connect devices together within a local area network, like
PCs, routers, and switches.
It is commonly used in organization, where
real time data and applications can be accessible
be it a meeting room or
Very good range up to 10 M
Can be used in companies to create LAN Local
time data and common drives
be shared and accessed.
The cables are heavy duty.
They have a limited maximum distance capacity, so the signal
go weaker. Both the ends
the cables need to be close to each other for better signal.
Wi-Fi is a technology for wireless local
allows computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to Internet or
communicate with one another
within a particular
Can be accessed without using any cables.
Anyone within the range of wireless modem can access
the network easily.
Range is crucial for a good signal.
Connection speed can vary depending on traffic.
Bluetooth is a wireless
connectivity technology used to transfer
data, stream audio, and broadcast information between devices.
Can be accessed easily for data transfer.
An active Bluetooth connection is required. Bluetooth
needs to be within range of 5-6 m.