Rugged, Industrial Grade, 5-Port SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C & Type A Hub with Power Delivery (PD), 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 cnditions 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.
USB C Power Delivery (PD): delivers power, fast!
Our USB C PD design is always as fast as your device’s actual charger — faster, even!
Example: The iPad Pro 12.9” comes with a 60W charger, but the USB3C-104-HUB can deliver the USB C PD maximum, 100W. Charging time is cut from 3 hours to 2. Our PD solution supports all USB C PD standards for voltage and current, ensuring you always charge at your device’s max rate.
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.
Drivers and Downloads
Full list of available Downloads: Software Packages, Drivers, Manuals, and other documents
Information about our Free Software packages:
ACCES is proud to provide a full suite of software support with every Data Acquisition product. We are committed to supporting the most popular operating systems and platforms for our customers. Currently we are actively supporting XP -> 10, both 32 & 64 bit, including “Server 2008,” “Embedded,” and “Compact” flavors for all plug-and-play products including PCI, PCI Express, USB, and more. Many products continue to ship with support for additional operating systems such as DOS, Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, and 2000.
Among the software we deliver with our products are sample programs in a wide variety of programming languages. These samples are used to demonstrate the software interfaces to our products — and many can be used as-is in your production environments, or to test functionality of the devices out-of-the-box. We’re currently actively supporting sample programs in Microsoft Visual C#, Visual Basic, Delphi, and Visual C/C++, with many devices including samples in Borland C/C++ 3.1 for DOS. Additionally we provide National Instruments LabVIEW compatible DLLs and many demonstration VIs for our devices.
Drivers for various operating systems are also provided, including active support for Windows XP -> 10 — all in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors, and including consumer, server, and embedded varieties — as well as the 2.6 and newer Linux kernels and recent OSX / macOS versions. Many products continue to ship with driver support for Windows 95, 98, Me, NT4, and Windows 2000, but support for these operating systems is considered deprecated.
Setup Programs and Utilites
Our Data Acquisition devices also include a graphical setup utility that walks you through the process of configuring any option jumpers or switches on the device, as well as explaining a little about the various connectors present.
Many devices also include utility programs – little tools to make your use of the device easier, such as EWriter, a program that allows you to read and write data in the user-accessible EEPROM locations on all our USB data acquisitition products; or WinRISC, a “Really Incredibly Simple Communications” terminal program that lets you get started instantly with serial devices.
“Register Level” Documentation
Besides all this software in all these languages and operating systems ACCES has a policy of open and transparent development: none of our lowest-level “register” interfaces are hidden from you — we document every register in every bus card, every command in every serial board, and every usb control transfer in every USB Data Acquisition board. These lowest-level interfaces allow you to develop for our products in ANY operating system or language, regardless of our actively supporting it or having a driver for it. We have customers actively developing in ADA, Android, Python, Java, MATLAB, Solaris, and more, just by referring to our complete low-level interface documentation! And we provide the full source code to all of our drivers, regardless of operating system, to give you an even bigger head start in your own development tasks.
No Fees or Royalties
All of this software is provided at no additional charge, and is licensed under any of a variety of flexible — and royalty free — options. Check out our software license explanation if you’d like more information.
ACCES also offers Custom Software Services for our products. Our prices are unbelievably low, often as inexpensive as free! If you need something tweaked to support your needs, or an entire enterprise application developed from scratch, it is definitely worth your time to inquire with us, first.
Further information about available ACCES Software:
Redistributing Windows Drivers
A list of ACCES drivers and the files that compose them under different versions of Windows, so you can easily redistribute ACCES cards and drivers.
OEM and volume pricing available, please contact us.
5-Port SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C & Type A Hub with Latching connectors
5-Port SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C & Type A Hub with Non-latching connectors
||24VDC, 10A regulated AC/DC adapter, locking connector $119
for the USB3C-104-HUB
||24VDC, 10A regulated AC/DC adapter, non-locking connector $75
for the USB3C-104-HUB-E
||Locking DC Power Supply Plug, $20
||Cable, USB, Type C Locking Male to Type C Locking Male, 1M, 5A Rating (call)
||Cable, USB, Type C Locking Male to Type A Male, 1M (call)
||DIN-rail mounting provision $19
|Model Options (call for pricing)
||Board only model, no enclosure
||Tantalum capacitors for flight and space based applications
||Conformal coating for use in high humidity and dusty environment