USB 3.0 (Enhanced Superspeed 3.0)

USB 3.0 or Superspeed USB 3.0 as it is called, is the latest version of USB following USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 Promoter’s Group announced in January an enhanced Superspeed USB 3.0 that will offer up to twice the data through-put. This supplement to the USB 3.0 specification should be available mid 2013 (July timeframe).

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Key Features:

  • 10 Gbps USB data rate
  • Cable and connector compatibility
  • Improved data encoding, higher throughput and improved I/O power efficiency
  • Compatible with current USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols
  • Compatible with both current 5 Gbps and new 10 Gbps USB 3.0 hubs and devices, as well as USB 2.0 products

There are now a variety of camera interfaces for machine vision engineers to choose from: GigE 2.0, Camera Link 2.0, Camera Link HS (not backwards compatible with Camera Link 2.0), CoaXpress, USB 3.0 (enhanced Superspeed USB 3.0) and Firewire 1394b.

The following manufactures feature USB 3.0 industrial vision cameras through Aegis Electronic Group, Inc. There are other USB 3.0 camera manufacturers, however, their distribution channels are not broad and do not give OEM’s multiple supply chain avenues, thus limiting availability. Aegis Electronic Group, Inc. is one of the few stocking ISO certified Industrial Vision distributors with technically trained sales and engineering support.

The USB 3.0 is perfect for the following applications:

Machine Vision, Metrology, Microscopy, Ophthalmology

A note about emerging technologies: be prepared for longer lead-times than established technologies. The demand for sensors is usually higher than can be fulfilled.

Aegis Electronic Group, Inc. USB 3.0 industrial vision products:

Carolynn Larson-Garcia, President, Aegis Electronic Group, Inc.

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