Category: Network & Modems
Manufacturer: AC & DC, Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: N/A
Operating System: Windows 98. 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 2004
The ACDC USB 2.0 Host Controller is a hardware interface manufactured by AC & DC, Inc. The interface enables the PC user to connect multiple peripheral devices to the computer. The controller allows high-speed communication between peripherals and the host PC since it operates at 480 megabits per second. The device is supported by Window 2000 SP4, Windows 2000 SP 1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows server 2008. Before installing the drivers for the host controller, the user must first verify if his or her machine has the 2.0 USB ports. This is done by accessing the device manager, then hardware and devices, other devices and clicking on the Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller. The ACDC USB 2.0 Host Controller covers three speed forms. They include, low speeds (up-to 1.5 mega bytes per second), full speed (up to 12 Mbps) and the Hi-speed (up to 480 mbps).
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The ACDC USB 2.0 Host controller connects multiple secondary units the host PC. Simply put, the device is an expansion card, which plugs to the bus and offers the user additional USB slots. Since only a few USB slots are built into any given motherboard, the ACDC host controller provides a solution to the ever-increasing USB devices that are in the computer accessories market today. Some of the peripherals that one may use with the added slots include mice, game pads, scanners, USB printers, PDAs, Keyboards, flash drives, digital cameras, card readers, external hard disks and media players among others. The USB design is standardized, and hence the ACDC USB 2.0 Host controller adheres to the standards as set by USB Implementers Forum. The USB 2.0 interface was first launched in April 2000, and has higher transfer rates at 480 Megabyte per second. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ACDC USB 2.0 Host Controller errors before installing any driver updates.