uEye USB cameras compatible with USB 3.0

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Camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems has confirmed the compatibility of all of its uEye USB 2.0 camera models with the USB 3.0 interface after carrying out extensive testing. The cameras were tested using several current PC mainboards from leading manufacturers, which already feature the latest version of the USB connection.

USB 3.0 is increasingly being found on new PCs, mainboards and USB plug-in cards. This latest generation of the serial bus could already replace version 2.0 in the medium term. Camera manufacturer IDS, which has been providing industrial cameras with a USB connection since 2004, has therefore tested all of its uEye camera models equipped with a USB 2.0 port for compatibility with the latest mainboards featuring a USB 3.0 or SuperSpeed USB connection. The company is pleased to confirm to its customers the full compatibility and, accordingly, investment security.

When used with a USB 3.0 connection, 100 per cent of the performance and functionality of the cameras is available. This compatibility also includes the cables and hubs which have been used so far.

With this latest generation of the popular digital bus, data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbit/s, or 10 times faster than via copper wire, are possible. The new interface also features improvements in energy management and CPU load.

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