USB 3.0 Demonstrated At Intel Development Forum
Point Grey and Fresco Logic are showing off the first camera that contains functioning USB 3.0 technology at the Intel Development Forum this week. The camera is capable of capturing 60 uncompressed frames per second. It also captures HD video at 1080p60.
Other electronics manufacturers showing their new USB 3.0 technology at IDF include Fujitsu, with a laptop with a USB 3.0 host controller, and Asus, with a SuperSpeed USB motherboard. USB 3.0 technology is currently being tested, and SuperSpeed devices are expected to appear on store shelves early next year.
Currently, most computers have USB 2.0 ports (hi-Speed USB), which transfer data at a rate of up to 480 Mbps (megabits per second). USB 3.0 is also known as SuperSpeed USB, and will transfer data ten times faster then today's devices - up to 5 GB per second. USB 1.1 transfered 12Mbits per second, but this technology is no longer being manufactured.
The world's first SuperSpeed USB camera will be demonstrated live from September 22nd to 24th, 2009 at IDF in the Fresco Logic booth #731 inside the USB-IF Community. The demonstration will also be highlighted on September 24th during the "USB 3.0 Architecture and PHY Interface (PIPE) Specification" Session – part of the SuperSpeed USB Technology Track at IDF.