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Shift and Divide—Your USB and Your Watch

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Understanding Modern Electronics

Shift and Divide—Your USB and Your Watch

Taught by Professor Richard Wolfson | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Learn how electronic devices “talk” to each other by using flip-flops to send computer “words” one bit at a time, and observe how recipient devices reassemble incoming bits using serial-to-parallel conversions. See how Universal Serial Bus (USB) connections transmit communications between devices, and how the T flip-flop is utilized as a frequency divider in quartz watches.


November 17, 2015
Prof. Wolfson's explanation of how electronic devices actually communicate and transmit data via USB connections is so easy to understand yet without dumbing down the topic that it's truly a marvel.