Machine Vision and USB

September 22, 2016 at 8:00 AM


Machine vision systems are a great way for manufacturers to use advanced image capture and analysis to streamline inspection and production processes.


From military to medical to industrial, this technology can be applied across various industries to reduce defects, increase productivity and make manufacturing more efficient. As machine vision systems are being deployed globally, USB3 Vision cable assemblies are a top choice to support the technology.


USB3 Vision cables offer the ease of connection that we have come to expect from USB, with speeds fast enough to support machine vision applications.  With a data throughput rate 10 times faster than USB 2.0 (4.8 Gbps vs. 480 Mbps), USB3 Vision cables are perfectly suited to become the most popular machine vision interface.


The increased bandwidth substantially reduces the time required for transferring large amounts of data or video, even when supporting 4K UHD resolution. In addition to high data transmission rates, USB3 Vision cables also provide up to 4.5W of power over five meters or more and can easily be scaled to support multiple cameras.


Based on the USB 3.0 standard, the USB3 Vision interface uses USB 3.0 ports that are expected to become standard on most PCs in the near future. Having the plug-and-play interface readily available on most devices will make communication between devices from different manufacturers simple and easy.


With features including high bandwidth, ease of use, and low cost, USB3 Vision cables are ideal for machine vision applications across many sectors. To view L-com’s complete line of AIA-certified USB3 Vision cables, click here.


For more information on this topic, read our blog post How USB is Shaping the Future of Machine Vision.


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