Rugged, Industrial Grade, 5-Port SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C & Type A Hub with High-Retention USB Connectors and Extended Temperature Operation
The USB3C-104-HUB is a high performance, industrial grade, mountable solution for USB expansion. It is a high-speed USB 3.1 device, USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible. Each of the five downstream ports are capable of SuperSpeed+ (10Gbps), SuperSpeed (5Gbps), Hi-Speed (480Mbps), Full-Speed (12Mbps), and Low-Speed (1.5Mbps) data transfers.
This product utilizes a high-performance, low-power USB 3.1 hub controller. It is USB-IF certified, Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) compliant, and its extended operating temperature is rated for industrial and military grade applications.
The USB3C-104-HUB was designed to withstand a variety of environmental conditions such as shock, vibration, and temperature. This hub has latching / locking port connectors on both downstream and upstream ports to prevent accidental disconnects. The small, low profile, steel enclosure allows the device to be installed in numerous locations where multiple USB devices must share a single USB port. The rugged steel enclosure, positive retention connections, and (-40°C to +85°C) operation makes the USB3C-104-HUB stand out compared to commercially available USB 3.1 hubs.
The USB3C-104-HUB is designed to be used in rugged industrial environments but is small enough to fit nicely onto any desk or testing station. The board itself is PC/104 sized (3.550 x 3.775 inches, 90mm x 96mm) and ships inside a steel powder-coated enclosure with an anti-skid bottom. Mounting provisions available include a DIN rail and various panel mounting plates.
OEM USB/104 FORM FACTOR
The OEM (board only) version is perfect for a variety of embedded applications. What makes the OEM option unique is that the PCB size and pre-drilled mounting holes match the PC/104 form factor (without the bus connections). This ensures easy installation using standard standoffs inside most enclosures or systems. The board can be added to any PC/104-based stack by connecting it to a USB C port usually included on-board with embedded CPU form factors. The USB3C-104-HUB OEM board can also be installed using standoffs inside other enclosures or systems.
High Retention USB Connectors
The ever-growing presence of USB in the industrial/military marketplace has driven the need for USB connections to be reliable, dependable, and unfailing. Gone are the days of loose USB connections. All type A and type C USB connections used on USB3C-104-HUB product feature a high retention, locking design that complies with the class 1, Div II minimum withdrawal requirement. Over 11 pounds of force (50 Newtons), is required to separate the type A connectors . These connectors have a positive locking tab to quickly differentiate it from standard USB connectors. The Type C connection follows the USB Type-C locking connection specification Rev 1.0 which features a single screw lock USB cable to ensure secure connection to the USB3C-104-HUB. Using the fastened USB connections on this hub increases reliability in your system and ensures against accidental disconnection.
- Military/Mission Critical
- Industrial Automation
- Embedded OEM
Available accessories include a wide variety of standard USB cables and mounting provisions for quick and easy-to-use, out of the box, connectivity. Mounting provisions include DIN rail and various panel mounting plates. Also, external instrument-grade power supplies are available.
No driver installation is required for the USB3C-104-HUB product. Any USB compliant operating system will automatically install it. It will enumerate as a Generic Hub which uses the USB Hub Class Driver that is built into USB compliant operating systems such as Linux (including Mac OS X) and Windows.