High and Low Levels


On low and full speed devices

A differential ‘1’ is transmitted by pulling D+ over 2.8V with a 15K ohm resistor pulled to ground and D- under 0.3V with a 1.5K ohm resistor pulled to 3.6V.

A differential ‘0’ on the other hand is a D- greater than 2.8V and a D+ less than 0.3V with the same appropriate pull down/up resistors.

Low-speed and full-speed:

VOD: 0.0V to 0.3 V

VOH: 2.8V to 3.6 V


The receiver defines a differential ‘1’ as D+ 200mV greater than D- and a differential ‘0’ as D+ 200mV less than D-.

3V3 or 5V?

The transmit logic levels have nothing really to do with either 5V or 3V3 logic systems, but tranceiver compatibility with 5V and 3V3 systems is possible due to the voltage levels used.

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