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USB2.0 VS USB3.0?

ToupTek  believes that USB 3.0 interface technology will soon be a very relevant interface for professional cameras used in industrial, medical and mass-market applications.  USB 3.0 will become a highly accepted, standard interface technology due to its support for bandwidth speeds up to 300MB/s. USB 3.0 is designed to be a plug-and-play technology, allowing fast and precise real-time data transmission as currently offered by IEEE1394 technology.  ToupTek  believes USB 3.0 will become a major mainstream interface next to GigE. GigE, however, does offer longer cable runs, established industry acceptance and multi-camera handling advantages over USB 3.0.
The USB3 Vision Standard
Today there is no real standard for USB devices in the Machine Vision industry. Traditionally, USB in Machine Vision and related markets has only been defined by the physical interface (connectors, cables, etc.). So USB cameras have existed as proprietary implementations by individual camera manufacturers. While this may suffice in some cases, it can limit the customer in terms of compatibility and selection. 
History has shown that for an interface to become truly successful and widely implemented, a global standardization of the interface for Machine Vision usage is critical. These standards take into account the unique needs of Machine Vision regarding hardware, software, and accessories. For USB 3.0, the industry has seen USB grow into a more viable interface than USB 2.0. Therefore, it has been decided to create a Machine Vision standard around USB 3.0 called USB3 Vision. USB3 Vision will combine the physical interface with a logical implementation that will ultimately meet the challenging needs of Machine Vision and related markets.
The AIA commitee has been working on standardizing USB 3.0 for vision applications. ToupTek  is moving this effort forward by contributing personnel and technical expertise to the committee.
ToupTek  has started to offer USB 3.0 cameras, based on USB3 Vision standard after the standardization was complete by the end of 2012.
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