USB3 Hardware Compatibility¶
- USB3 Hardware Compatibility
In order to achieve stable connection of XIMEA USB3 Vision cameras like xiC or xiQ, it is important to use compatible hardware components.
The list below is updated regularly and represents our best knowledge on compatible and incompatible components.
Following table lists maximum suggested number of color cameras connected to one PC equipped with selected CPU to get maximum camera frame-rate.
Note1: To achieve maximum frame-rate - each camera should be connected to separate USB3 controller.
Note2: Tested on Windows 7 - x64. Each camera used dedicated application to receive images.
|AMD - A8-3850||2|
Legend: - Not tested yet
|Gigabyte||GA-H61N-USB3||Socket 1155, Intel H61, DDR3, Onboard USB3.0, GbEth, Mini-ITX|
|Gigabyte||GA-X79-UD7||LGA2011, Intel X79, DDR3, Onboard USB3.0, GbEth, XL-ATX|
|Gigabyte||GA-Z77M-D3H||Socket 1155, Intel Z77, 4xDDR3, Onboard 3xUSB 3.0, GbEth, mATX|
PCI Express (PCIe) bus speed requirement¶
USB 3.0 host adapter must be connected to PCI Express which must be at least V2.0.
USB 3.0 host adapters chipsets¶
Below is a list of devices which use chipsets like Intel 7 series (Ivy Bridge), Intel 8 series (Haswell), Intel 9 series (Broadwell), as well as host adapters and other options.
|Adapter details||Driver version||W7 x86||W7 x64||Linux x86||Linux x64||Ctrl MB/s||Data MB/s|
|Fresco Logic FL1100||188.8.131.52||OK||OK||OK||-||3.9||395|
Incompatible USB3 host controllers:
|Adapter details||All operating systems|
|ASMedia AS1042||Not Compatible|
|Etron EJ168A||Not Compatible|
|Via Labs VL800-Q8||Not Compatible|
Legend: OK Test passed, NO Test failed, - Not tested yet, TBD To be defined (=not defined yet)
Note: If you want to check the driver used by xHCI card, you can utilize XIMEA control panel xiCOP or simply use Windows Device Manager. Click Properties option on the adapter and then select Driver tab, Driver Details.
Recommended passive cables¶
|Vendor||Part number||Length||Screw locking|
Cables that were tested with USB3 Vision line - xiQ¶
General Rules when using Cables
- Avoid bending cable at small radius
- Avoid damaging camera connector by excessive movement of cable
- When camera is mounted on a moving part (e.g. robotic arm) the cable connected to camera should be fixed to the same part which the camera is attached to.
- If cable is vibrating – it's fixing point should be as close as possible to the spot connecting it to the camera, in order to avoid transfer of any vibration from cable to connector