Port Assignment #1

Listed below are many of the common ports found on Computers.

Identify: Typical uses, speed, physical description & type of connectors (what does it look like, describe in words & picture), max number of devices, etc.

(See Example below)

  1. VGA
  2. DVI
  3. HDMI
  4. ViVO
  5. USB USB2.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.1
  6. Firewire 400 & 800
  7. Parallel
  8. Serial
  9. S/PDIF
  10. Audio
  11. PCMCIA
  12. SCSI
  13. PS2
  14. SATA
  15. RJ45
  16. RJ11
  17. Thunderbolt


Example Answer

  Port Typical Use Speed Description/Picture Max. Number of devices Other
1. VGA Video Graphics Adapter.

Analog video monitor output.
A standard monitor connects to it
Not applicable D-Subminiture connector
15 pins, 3 rows
Generally only one per connector but there are Y-cables.
Many video cards can not power two devices.

More than one VGA connector may be on a computer.
Sends an RGB video signal and a Horizontal & Vertical Sync

The VGA standard is being replaced by DVI & HDMI