WHITEPAPER: Why You Need USB Isolation

USB Isolation and Industrial I/O

The USB port has become the most popular method for connecting virtually anything to a computer such as simple flash drives to complex industrial I/O equipment. Most computers built in the last 5 to 10 years have at least 1 USB port with newer computers having upwards of 6 or more.

For most home users, having an isolated USB connection is not an issue, however for things such as industrial/remote I/O, data acquisition, IT or medical equipment, isolating a USB connection can be a necessity.

This paper will look at the advantages of using USB, what isolation means, types of isolation, when and why USB connections should be isolated.