Peripheral Drivers

A peripheral driver is the part of an electronic circuit that contains a piece of software that enables a computer to communicate like a transceiver with a peripheral device. Peripheral devices include external computing equipment such as a mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer or scanner.

How do peripheral drivers work?

The electronic circuit connects to the computer to enable the two to communicate with an external (peripheral) device. For example, once a printer or a mouse is connected to a computer, a connection is created, allowing the user to print out documents or control the a mouse. Peripheral devices are dependent on the computer system; external devices won't work without the help of a computer and only become functional when connected to a computer system.

Types of peripheral devices

There are many different peripheral devices, but they fall into three general categories

  • Input devices - these include mouses and keyboards
  • Output devices - these include monitors and printers
  • Storage devices these include hard drives and flash drives.

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Description Price Number of Drivers Maximum Turn-On Delay Time Maximum Turn-Off Delay Time Maximum Supply Current Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Maximum Power Dissipation Maximum Input Voltage Dimensions Length Width Height Maximum Operating Supply Voltage
RS Stock No. 168-1525
Mfr. Part No.BU2090F-E2
Each (In a Pack of 10)
1 - - 2 μA Surface Mount SOP 16 650 mW 5.5 V 10 x 4.4 x 1.5mm 10mm 4.4mm 1.5mm 5.5 V
RS Stock No. 168-1606
Mfr. Part No.BU2092F-E2
Each (In a Pack of 10)
1 - - - Surface Mount SOP 18 550 mW 5.5 V 11.2 x 5.4 x 1.8mm 11.2mm 5.4mm 1.8mm 5.5 V