USB : USB Classes    A Closer Look at HID Class  

HID devices can be used for all sorts of applications, like these:

  • data acquisition devices
  • test instruments
  • data loggers
  • devices to control hardware
  • display devices,
  • and of course keyboards, mice, and joysticks.


In fact, just about any kind of device that doesn't already fit into some other existing USB class, and in which a 64,000 byte per second data rate is acceptable, can usually be done better, faster, and more intelligently as a USB HID class device. And it will never require a special device driver to be installed, either.


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